India rooftop solar keeps growing with 1,836MW last fiscal year

Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are the top five states by annual installation. Credit: Bridge to IndiaMaharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are the top five states by annual installation. Credit: Bridge to India India is estimated to have added a record 1,836MW of rooftop solar capacity in FY 2019, according to Bridge to India's latest India Solar Rooftop Map 2019.

The rooftop sector has continued to increase rapidly, with a growth rate of 61% over the previous financial year.

Total installed capacity now stands at 4,375MW, split between various segments: 926MW commercial; 2,140MW industrial; 619MW public sector; and 690MW residential. In a June report , Bridge to India said that the C&I segment had been hampered by policy reversals in rooftop solar and open access regulations.

Fossil fuels still get 4 times the subsidy of renewables from G20 nations.

Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are the top five states by annual installation and account for 60% share of the total market.

The top project developers, EPCs and inverter suppliers can be seen in the table above.

The full Map can be found here.