India added 10.4 GW solar power capacity in 2017-18
India added more than 10.4 GW (10,400MW) of solar power capacity during the financial year 2017-18, according to the latest Solar Map from consultancy firm Bridge to India.
Of the 10.4 GW deployed, 9.1GW came from utility-scale capacity, a rise of 72 per cent over the previous year. This is also more than the combined capacity addition in other sources like coal (4.6GW) and wind (1.7GW).
Open access solar also grew dramatically by 1.7GW, up 275 per cent year-on-year, says the report, adding that total PV capacity reached 24.4GW as of March this year.
Karnataka now leads the states having deployed 4.1GW capacity during the year. It is followed by Telangana, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
Adani, ReNew and Acme were the top three developers with total installed capacity of 2.3 GW during the year.