Tamil Nadu To Lead India's New Solar Capacity Additions in FY18

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While Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are ranked leading solar States in regards to installations in 2017, their future job pipelines are not extremely strong. Tamil Nadu has the maximum solar projects with a capacity of over 2,000 MW lined up for the fiscal year 2018, as per Mercom Capital Group.


In accordance with the company, India's solar power generation capacity reached almost 20,000 MW in 2017, with the southern States playing a significant role.

Tamil Nadu had solar installations with a cumulative capacity of 1,720 MW in 2017, the company stated. Telangana ended up being the very first State to exceed it, with a capacity of 3,000 MW, followed by Karnataka at 2,744 MW and Andhra Pradesh at 1,225 MW.

"Tamil Nadu has the biggest project pipeline however the State does not have an excellent track record for job execution. In spite of its poor track record, the majority of the State's projects are now under construction and are anticipated to be finished," Mercom stated.

Tamil Nadu has actually the biggest installed roof solartop capacity in India, and it is carefully followed by Karnataka and Maharashtra, it stated.


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