Covid-19 delayed 63% of India’s planned big solar in first quarter


India added 989 MW of solar generation capacity in a Covid-19-hit first quarter, taking its cumulative figure to 38.8 GW. Of the new capacity, 70% was supplied by utility scale facilities (689 MW) and 30% rooftop solar (300 MW), according to clean energy consultancy Bridge To India’s Q1 2020 India Solar Compass report.

The nation’s cumulative installed capacity includes 32,176 MW of utility scale projects, 5,740 MW of rooftops and 978 MW of off-grid arrays.

At the end of March, 28,972 MW of projects were under development, according to Bridge to India.

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