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India will add 10 Gigawatts of solar capacity this year

 

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The solar power capacity of India is growing rapidly, especially in the south of the country. Image source: Shutterstock (#619831511)

According to India-based Mercom Capital Group, the Indian solar market is expected to add about 10 Gigawatts of solar power capacity in the year 2017. Around 9000 megawatts of utility-scale and almost 800 megawatts of rooftop solar power capacity is expected to be added this year. The southern states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have emerged as leaders in in terms of installed capacity and are reported to have more than 2 gigawatts of capacity under operational. The Indian solar market is expanding at a rapid pace with the bids falling by 27% between 2016 and 2017.

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