JMK Research’s recent report stated that India added 1.5 gigawatt (GW) of utility-scale solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, about 30 per cent less than the previous quarter installations. In wind, about 475 MW were added, which is 56 per cent less than the Q1 2021 installations. In rooftop solar, about 417 MW were added, which is 55 per cent less than the previous quarter,as per the report.
It further said that India is estimated to add about 3.1 GW of solar and one gigawatt of wind capacity in Q3 2021.India’s installed renewable capacity has reached 96.95 GW.
When it comes to the total share, Solar is the major contributor with a 44 per cent share in the total renewable mix, followed by wind with a 41 per cent share. The current pipeline of solar, wind, and hybrid projects stands at about 56 GW which is likely to be commissioned in the next three to four years.
Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh were the leading states with most of the large-scale solar installations during this period.
Projects of 25 GW capacity are still under the bidding phase and the country will add about 10.3 GW of utility-scale solar capacity and 2.8 GW of wind capacity in 2021.