India added about 11.1 GW of solar capacity from January 2021 till November 2021. This is about 249% higher compared to the installations done in 2020, according to a report by JMK Research.
In terms of cumulative installations, according to the data released by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), till November 2021, India’s RE installation capacity reached ~104 GW. Solar energy now contributes for approximately 47% share in the total RE segment now making it the largest contributor followed by wind energy (38%), Bio Power (10%) and Small Hydro (5%).
According to the report, during Jan-Nov 2021 period, about 7 GW of utility scale solar was added. Rajasthan added the highest utility scale solar capacity of about 3,615 MW, followed by Gujarat (1,538 MW) and Uttar Pradesh (674 MW).