India adds 10.4 GW of solar in FY 2017-18, Karnataka leads the way


In its latest India Solar Map Report, Bridge to India finds that a record 10.4 GW of new solar PV capacity was added across the country in 2017-18, of which 9.1 GW comprised utility-scale solar – thus marking a 72% increase on the prior financial year.

In comparison, coal and wind added just 4.6 GW and 1.7 GW, respectively, in 2017-18.

Lagging behind is the solar PV rooftop sector in India, which saw just over 1 GW installed in 2017-18, thus bringing total capacity to 2.4 GW; and off-grid, where 217 MW in 2017-18 brought total installations to 691 MW.

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