Top 10 Ground Mounted Solar Power States by Installed Capacity in India

With the Modi Government’s aspirational goal of 5 trillion dollar economy by 2024-25 for India, power sector gets a centre stage as it is one of the most important pillars of the economic growth of the country. However, coronavirus likely to impact the goals.

Despite such hindrances, power industry especially renewable energy has a higher spirit of achieving the targets. Out of the 175 gigawatts (GW) for renewable energy capacity addition target by 2022, India has installed capacity of about 86.76 GW of grid-interactive renewable power till February 29, 2020, which is in just 4-5 years.

Also, from 60 GW of ground-mounted solar projects target, India installed 31.98 GW of ground-mounted solar projects. Here we look at the top ten states for ground-mounted solar power by installed capacity in India.

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1). Karnataka

Karnataka grabbed the top position in the list of states with the highest installed grid-interactive ground-mounted solar energy generation capacity in India. It’s total ground-mounted solar power capacity as on February 29, 2020, stood at 7,045.16 megawatts (MW). While its total installed grid-interactive renewable power generation capacity stood at 15,232.06 MW by the 2020 February end.

2). Rajasthan

Rajasthan secured the second-highest position in the list of states for installed grid-interactive ground-mounted solar energy generation capacity in India. Its ground-mounted solar capacity as of February 2020 stood at 4,811.08 MW. However, the state’s total installed grid-interactive renewable power generation capacity remained 9,479.95 MW as of February 29, 2020.

3). Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu houses the third-largest installed ground-mounted solar energy generation capacity on pan India. Its total ground-mounted solar capacity at the end of February 2020 stood at 3,759.89 MW. Whereas, Tamil Nadu’s total installed grid-interactive renewable power generation capacity reached 14,335.22 MW at the end of February this year.

4). Telangana

Telangana enjoyed the fourth-highest installed grid-interactive ground-mounted solar power generation capacity in India. It’s ground-mounted solar capacity as on February 29, 2020, touched 3,530.29 MW. The state’s total installed grid-interactive renewable power capacity reached at 4,017.32 MW as of February 2020.

5). Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh houses the fifth-largest installed grid-interactive ground-mounted solar energy generation capacity across the country. It’s ground-mounted solar capacity as of February 29, 2020, stood at 3,470.99 MW. While Andhra Pradesh’s total installed grid-interactive renewable power capacity stood at 8,313.92 MW by the February end this year.

6). Gujarat

Gujarat secured the sixth-highest position in the list of states by installed grid-interactive ground-mounted solar energy generation capacity in India. It’s total ground-mounted solar capacity as on February 29, 2020, reached 2,417.26 MW. However, the state’s total installed grid-interactive renewable power capacity jumped to 10,511.43 MW by the end of February this year.

7). Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh houses the seventh-largest installed grid-interactive ground-mounted solar energy generation capacity across the country. It’s ground-mounted solar capacity as of February 29, 2020, stood at 2,208.48 MW. Whereas, Madhya Pradesh’s total installed grid-interactive renewable power capacity stood at 4,995.01 MW at the end of February 2020.

8). Maharashtra

Maharashtra grabbed the eighth-highest installed grid-interactive ground-mounted solar energy generation capacity on pan India. It’s a ground-mounted solar capacity by the end of February 2020, touched 1,582.24 MW. While the state’s total installed grid-interactive renewable power generation capacity jumped significantly to 9,710.40 MW as of February this year.

9). Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh houses the ninth-largest installed grid-interactive ground-mounted solar energy generation capacity in India. It’s ground-mounted solar energy capacity as of February 29, 2020, reached close to 1 GW i.e. 949 MW. However, Uttar Pradesh’s total installed grid-interactive renewable power generation capacity grew to 3,235.71 MW by the end of February 2020.

10). Punjab

Punjab secured the tenth-highest installed grid-interactive ground-mounted solar energy generation capacity across the country. It’s ground-mounted solar capacity as on February 2020, stood at 828.58 MW. While the state’s total installed grid-interactive renewable energy capacity stood at 1,448.50 MW at the end of February this year.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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