Bridge India

2017, a year of some ‘highs’ but many ‘lows’

As the year 2017 comes to an end, we take stock of the progress made by the Indian renewable energy sector. It was an eventful year, during which annual capacity addition is estimated to touch record levels of 10.9 GW (+66% over 2016) including utility scale solar (9 GW, +110%), rooftop solar (887 MW, +60%) and wind (4 GW, +11%). Utility scale solar capacity addition actually exceeded our original estimate by 17% because of timeline extensions given in some states (Telangana, Karnataka) and large capacity addition in Karnataka under open access and farmers’ schemes (total 450 MW).

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