India’s installed solar power capacity surpasses 70 GW

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India has installed a cumulative solar power capacity of 70.10 GW as of June 30, 2023. In addition, 55.90 GW is under installation, said power and new and renewable energy minister, RK Singh, in the parliament. 

Among all states and union territories, Rajasthan leads with 17.8 GW of PV installations, followed by Gujarat with 10.1 GW and Karnataka with 9 GW.

The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) has assessed India’s solar power generation potential at about 748 GW assuming 3% of the wasteland area to be covered by solar PV modules. Rajasthan has the highest solar energy potential of 142,310 MWp, followed by Jammu & Kashmir at 111,050 MWp.

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