05 Dec '16, 12pm

Solar takes its share of Indian electricity to 1%

Solar takes its share of Indian electricity to 1%

Solar power produced 1% of India’s electricity in H1 2016/2017, according to data from Mercom Capital. Between April and September 2016, the country produced 5.79 billion units of electricity from solar, tracking 2.6 billion units ahead of the 2015 figures. The country has installed more than 10GW of solar with long-term ambitions to increase that level by an order of magnitude. The rate of commissioning of plants has also gathered pace. According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker , the country has put 3.6GW of solar online in the 2016 calendar year compared to 2.1GW in all of 2015. Mercom expects the 2017 figure to approach 8GW. Tags: india , installed capacity , market forecast , mercom

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