Solar capacity share rises to 7.46 per cent in India’s power mix.

According to Mercom India Solar Project Tracker, as of September 2018, the installed capacity of solar PV in India has reached a 7.64 per cent share in the total installed capacity mix. Between July 1, 2018, and September 30, 2018, solar installations in the country totalled 1.5 GW while cumulative solar installations reached 26 GW at the end of September 2018.

Total renewable energy installations accounted for approximately 21.41 per cent of India’s capacity mix at the end of September 2018, a 0.48 per cent increase in the installed renewable energy capacity when compared to June 30, 2018.

At the end of September 2018, the India’s total installed capacity stood at 348.73 GW with renewables accounting for 74.67 GW, making up 21.41 per cent share in the total mix. Wind currently accounts for 34.61 GW of the total installed capacity, a 9.93 per cent share. Hydro power capacity is currently 45.48 GW. Hydro’s percentage share has declined slightly as the renewable power installations have increased over the past few years. Small hydro (up to 25 MW capacity) accounted for only 1.29 per cent of the total installed capacity at the end of September 2018, with an installed capacity of 4.5 GW.


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