Solar energy now accounts for 1 percent of the total electricity
generated in India and 14.3 percent of total renewable power generated in the
country. During the eight-month period from April to November in 2016, solar
accounted for 8,436.06 million units of electricity, according the Central
Electricity Authority (CEA).
Compared to the eight-month period from April to November in
2015, solar generated 3,917 million more units.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, over 4 GW
of solar has been commissioned this year compared to 2.3 GW in all of 2015. With
solar installations forecasted at more than 9
GW in CY 2017, the share of solar power generation is expected to continue