Wind power installations in India rose to 2.07 GW in the financial year (FY) 2019-20, a 31% increase as compared to 1.58 GW in the FY 2018-19. The cumulative installations stood at 37.69 GW as compared to 35.63 GW for the FY 2018-19. Wind power represents 10.1% of the total installed power capacity in India as of Q1 2020.
During Q1 of the calendar year (CY) 2019, 488 MW of wind was added, which grew by 52% to 743 MW for Q2 2019. The third quarter saw a decline of 24% with installations of 562 MW. Then, the last quarter of CY 2019 saw an increase of 2.3% to 575 MW. Q1 of CY 2020 saw a steep decline of 67.2%, with merely 189 MW of installations in the country.
While the cumulative installations are about to touch the 38 GW mark, the yearly installations have been inconsistent so far.
Tamil Nadu emerged as the leading wind installer accounting for nearly 25% of the cumulative wind installations as of March 31, 2020. Gujarat emerged as the second leading state accounting for 20% of the total wind installations in the country.