India added 2,105 MW grid-connected solar capacity in Q1 2021: Bridge to India

New Delhi: India added 2,105 megawatt (MW) of grid-connected solar power generation capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, as the first wave of COVID-19 subsided and construction pace picked up gradually. This took the total installed capacity to 44,241 MW by 31 March 2021, according to a recent report.

It added that utility-scale solar installations increased by more than 33 per cent quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) in Q1 2021.

According to the report by renewable energy consultancy Bridge to India, the new capacity addition was split between utility-scale solar and rooftop solar, at 1,735 MW and 370 MW, respectively.

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