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State-wise Solar rankings So far in 2018-19

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As per the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India’s total installed capacities (as of July 2018) are given below:

States                  Solar Power Projects (Capacity in MW) 

Karnataka                                5163.42

Telangana                                 3401.13

Andhra Pradesh                       2565.36

Rajasthan                                   2360.75

Tamil Nadu                                2220.95

Gujarat                                        1637.15

India                                           23115.05

Last year too, about 80% of the installations were done by the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Punjab. The top five states by cumulative installed capacity in 2016-17 were Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh. Read more here: State Wise Solar State Rankings – India 2017-18


In contrast to the large solar power projects, rooftop solar still remains a laggard. Here is the total rooftop installed capacity by states.

States                            Rooftop Capacity (Capacity in MW)

Maharashtra                              145.09

Gujarat                                        136.21

Tamil Nadu                                 123.91

Karnataka                                    104.82

Rajasthan                                     78.94

India                                         1095.41



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