Sunny India & Power
General Electric has announced its first major investment in the Indian solar energy sector. The beneficiary is the largest operational solar power plant in India.
The development of wind power in India began in the 1990s, and has progressed steadily in the last few years. The short gestation periods for installing wind turbines, and the increasing reliability and performance of wind energy machines have made wind power a favoured choice for capacity addition in India.
The total wind energy potential in India has been estimated at over 50,000 MW. India’s wind energy sector has seen significant investments spurred by the development potential, availability of wind farm equipment at competitive prices and conducive government policies. Currently more than 70% of the installed generation capacity from renewable sources is accounted by wind power.
About Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh is one of the 29 states of India, situated on the country's southeastern coast. The state is the eighth largest state in India covering an area of 160,205 km2 (61,855 sq mi). According to 2011 census, the state is tenth largest by population with 49,386,799 inhabitants.