Solar generation in India grows 87% Y/Y in Q2 2017

Solar generation in India grows 87% Y/Y in Q2 2017

Solar power plants in India had a combined output of 5.5 billion kWh in the second quarter, marking an 87% year-on-year increase, data by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) shows.

The improved generation was a result of the increased number of photovoltaic (PV) facilities that came online during the period, consultancy Mercom Capital Group said. Overall, solar accounted for 1.64% of India’s total power production and was equal to 21.2% of the country’s renewables power generation.

The table below gives more details about India’s renewable energy generation in April-June 2017 and the comparative period of 2016. Read More…

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