India added record 1,836 Mw of rooftop solar power in last fiscal: Report

At the end of FY19, the overall installed rooftop solar capacity stood at 4,375 Mw, soaring 72 per cent over FY18

Jayajit Dash Bhubaneswar
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Rooftop solar power installations in India grew at a robust pace in 2018-19 (FY19), with the country adding a record 1,836 megawatt (Mw). 
At the end of FY19, the installed rooftop solar power generation capacity stood at 4,375 Mw, soaring 72 per cent over FY18, showed a report by Bridge to India. The fresh capacity additions came across commercial, industrial, public sector, and residential projects. With an installed capacity of 2,140 Mw, the industrial segment is the biggest contributor to the solar rooftop power portfolio.
Maharashtra (618 Mw), Rajasthan (393 Mw), Tamil Nadu (365 Mw), Gujarat (314 Mw) and Karnataka (298 Mw) are the top rooftop solar power generating states. The market is split between inverter suppliers and EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractors, each producing 1,836 Mw of rooftop solar power. Project developers make up the rest 688 Mw, with 15 Mw generated by stand-alone corporate establishments.

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First Published: Jul 09 2019 | 6:30 PM IST

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