India installed about 14 GW of solar in 2022


India installed approximately 13,956 MW of solar capacity and 1,847 MW of wind capacity in the twelve months ending December 31, 2022. This is about 17.5% and 26.6%, respectively, higher than in 2021, according to JMK Research analysts.

The new solar addition of 13,956 MW comprised 11.3 GW of utility-scale solar, about 47% higher than in 2021. Rooftops added about 1.9 GW (42% less than in 2021) and off-grid/distributed nearly 700 MW.

Most of the large-scale solar capacity in 2022 was installed in the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu.

The nation reached 120.85 GW of cumulative renewables installations, as per the data released by India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) till December 2022. Solar energy contributes around 52% share of the overall RE mix, followed by wind energy (35%), bio-power (9%), and small hydro (4%). 


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