According to a report by Bridge To India, the total solar power installed capacity in India has now crossed 5 GW; including 4.7 GW of utility-scale solar and 525 MW of rooftop solar power capacity. According to the report, around 2 GW worth of capacity has been added this year.
According to the latest figures released by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, solar power has overtaken biomass-based power generation technology as India’s second largest renewable energy technology, in terms of installed capacity.
Solar power capacity in India is expected to shoot up rapidly over the next few years as the central government and several state governments have lined up large tenders. In a document released in early October, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy noted that around 4.8 GW capacity will be up for grabs over the next 6 months.