SembCorp, Mytrah, ReNew and Greenko were the leading players in adding maximum wind capacity in 2019
New Delhi: India’s renewable capacity installations reached 86 gigawatt (GW) as of 31 December, 2019, according to research firm JMK Research and Analytics.
Wind energy became the biggest contributor with 44 per cent share in the total renewable energy mix followed by solar with 39 per cent share, the research firm said in a press release on Monday.
Year-wise RE installation trends in India
Sources: MNRE, JMK Research
“In 2019, about 7.5 GW of new utility scale solar capacity was added, which is about 14 per cent increase over the previous year. Another one GW was added in rooftop solar installations,” it added.
About 2.4 GW of new wind capacity was added in 2019, which was a 10 per cent increase over 2018.
Gujarat led the installations with commissioning of 1.4 GW of new wind projects followed by Tamil Nadu with 650 MW and Maharashtra with 212 MW.
“Most of the wind projects allocated in 2018 and scheduled to commission in 2019 got delayed and are now likely to be commissioned in 2020. This delay in wind projects is primarily attributed to various land availability issues and lack of grid transmission availability,” the research firm added.
Karnataka led the market with about 2 GW of new solar capacity additions followed by Rajasthan with 1.7 GW, Tamil Nadu with 1.5 GW, Gujarat with 936 MW, Andhra Pradesh with 917 MW, and Madhya Pradesh with 651 MW.
“NLC, ReNew, Azure, and Acme were the leading project developers to add maximum solar capacity in 2019,” it added.
In the last one year, the share of solar rose by 5 percentage points to about 39 per cent.