India commissions 7,701 MW rooftop solar capacity on 30 June 2021: Report

India’s total commissioned utility-scale renewable and rooftop solar capacity reached 77,082 megawatt (MW) and 7,701 MW, respectively, on 30 June 2021, according to a recent report by green energy consultancy Bridge to India.

It added that the total utility-scale solar and wind capacity addition in the 12-month period between July 2020 to June 2021 was 6,530 MW, a nominal 3 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) increase. While Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh added the highest capacity in these 12 months.

“The total share of renewable power in generation was 10.01 per cent, a one per cent y-o-y decrease. Tamil Nadu leads in wind power installed capacity while Karnataka leads in utility-scale solar installations,” said the report.

It added that Adani with 11 per cent market share, followed by ReNew, and Avaada are the top developers by capacity commissioned in the past year.

“India’s renewable sector has shown remarkable resilience in the face of multiple challenges last year. But, investor confidence is still downbeat because there is tremendous policy uncertainty all around and execution risks are rising,” said Vinay Rustagi, managing director, Bridge to India.

The consultancy has released the latest edition of its India Renewable Map and India Solar Rooftop Map reports.

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