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India reaches 20 GW in installed solar capacity 4 years ahead of target

The top state for solar installations was Telangana, followed by Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Rajasthan

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T E Narasimhan
Cumulative solar installations in India have crossed the target of 20 GW four years ahead of schedule.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, the utility-scale cumulative installations for India now stands at 18.4 GW, with rooftop solar accounting for another 1.6 GW.
For the first time, solar was the top source of new power capacity additions in India during calendar year 2017, with preliminary figures gathered by Mercom showing that solar installations reached 9.6

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First Published: Jan 31 2018 | 10:53 AM IST

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