India surpasses 75 GW of installed solar capacity


India’s cumulative solar PV installations hit 75.58 GW at the end of February 2024, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). The total includes 59.08 GW of ground-mount, 11.08 GW grid-connected PV rooftop, 2.57 GW hybrid solar component, and 2.85 GW off-grid installations.

The PV capacity addition during April 2023-Feb 2024 stood at around 8.8 GW.

The state of Rajasthan leads in terms of installed PV capacity additions, accounting for 19.5 GW of the cumulative installations. Gujarat ranks second with around 10.8 GW of PV, followed by Karnataka with 9.5 GW.

The nation’s cumulative installed RE capacity hit around 137 GW at the end of February 2024. This includes 75,575.81 MW solar, 45,153.67 MW wind power, 4,994.75 MW small hydro power, 9,433.56 MW biomass (bagasse) cogeneration, 828.25 MW biomass (non-bagasse) cogeneration, 334.31 MW waste-to-energy (off-grid), and 249.74 MW waste-to-power.


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