India hits 70 GW solar milestone

25 September, 2023

India demonstrates day by day that investments in the energy industry focus on the production of photovoltaic energy.

India’s cumulative solar capacity reached 70.10 GW on June 30. In addition, 55.90 GW is now being installed.

Among all states and union territories, Rajasthan leads with 17.8 GW of PV, followed by Gujarat with 10.1 GW and Karnataka with 9 GW. The states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Karnataka accounted for more than 50% of the total. Rajasthan has the highest solar energy potential of 142,310 MWp, followed by Jammu and Kashmir at 111,050 MWp.

The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) has assessed India’s solar power generation potential at about 748 GW, assuming 3% of wasteland areas are covered by solar modules.

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