22 Aug '16, 12pm

Southern states to continue dominating Indian solar for two years

Southern states to continue dominating Indian solar for two years

Around 75% of all India’s solar capacity additions in the last 12 months have been in southern states, according to the latest industry update from consultancy firm Bridge to India. India recently surpassed the 8GW solar deployment milestone and now stands at 8.1GW. Capacity grew by 80% over the latest 12 month period, with 2.7GW out of 3.6GW added in the South. Meanwhile, the southern state of Tamil Nadu became the country’s largest solar state by adding more than 1.2GW. Bridge to India said this was partly down to developers taking advantage of a generous feed-in tariff of INR7.01/kWh (US$0.104/kWh). The report finds that solar deployment is highly concentrated in just six states, which account for 80% of capacity, but only 38% of India’s overall power capacity: Southern states' capacity: Tamil Nadu – 1,368MW Andhra Pradesh – 961MW Telangana – 923MW Western and central s...

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