India includes 11.1 GW of solar PV, a boost of 249% on the exact same period last year

Dec 14, 2021 10:34 AM ET
  • India added around 11.1 GW of solar capacity from January to November, which is a 249% get on installments for the exact same duration last year, bringing its mounted renewables capacity to roughly 104GW, according to research by JMK Research.
India includes 11.1 GW of solar PV, a boost of 249% on the exact same period last year
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According to data from the nation's Ministry of New as well as Renewable Energy (MNRE), solar now makes up about 47% of total renewable energy manufacturing, making it the biggest contributor adhered to by wind (38%), bio power (10%) and also little hydro (5%).

From January to November, 7GW of utility-scale solar was included India. The solar-heavy north-western state of Rajasthan comprised almost half of this, including 3,615 MW, followed by Gujarat (1,538 MW) and Uttar Pradesh (674MW).

Yet, a Bridge to India evaluation conducted this month showed that deployment in the country is faltering as high module rates effect project building and construction.

In an interview with PV Tech earlier this year, the research company's handling director Vinay Rustagi claimed he anticipated India to have around 65GW of set up solar capacity by the end of 2022, which will fall short of its target of deploying 100GW of solar already. That is regardless of India having roughly 50GW of set up solar capacity at present, according to the research by JMK.

Installation trends in India. Source: JMK Research.

Indian solar's story has been an unequal one when it comes to location, with 4 states-- Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and also Maharashtra-- bookkeeping for more than two-thirds of all solar enhancements throughout the first 8 months of this year. From January to September, India mounted approximately 8.8 GW of solar.

On the other hand, India's booming roof solar sector saw about 2.6 GW of brand-new capacity added throughout the January to November period. Gujarat added virtually 25% of roof solar capacity (660MW), adhered to by the states of Maharashtra (597MW), Haryana (266MW) and also Rajasthan (225MW).

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