A new report from consulting firm Mercom India Research revealed that solar capacity addition in second quarter of 2020 fell to a six-year low of 205 MW, plummeting 86% year-on-year
The report noted that large-scale installations accounts for 59%, while the rest was from rooftop projects.
Since January the total power added was 2.3 GW, out of which coal-fired plants accounted for 13% of new projects in the first half of the year, while 85% came from renewable energy. Wind energy’s share was 14%.
According to the report Rajasthan and Karnataka together accounted for 68% of solar installations in the quarter. Mercom pegs cumulative solar projects online at 37 GW, with an additional 42 GW under construction.
Central Energy Agency (CEA) in a data release last week showed renewable energy generation fell 24% year-on-year.