Karnataka Attains Top Position in Renewable Energy Capacity Addition

Having 12,640 MW of cumulative capacity of installed renewable energy, Karnataka is leading the way in generating renewable energy. Karnataka has also added 5265.26 MW of solar capacity which is higher than any other state

December 27, 2018. By News Bureau

With a vision of cutting carbon emissions and stirring towards a sustainable future, Karnataka become the primary state in renewable energy capacity addition.

Having 12,640 MW of cumulative capacity of installed renewable energy, Karnataka is leading the way in generating renewable energy. Karnataka has also added 5265.26 MW of solar capacity which is higher than any other state.

In spite of the uneven tenders issued by the government, the goals of sustainability and a constant demand for renewable energy from the private sector pushed the state to the number one mark, co-founder of CleanMax Solar, Andrew Hines, alleged.

“We added 270 MWp of utility-scale solar projects, as the number one developer under the Karnataka solar policy. Our rooftop business also saw a steady growth, as we passed the 100 MWp mark early in the year and expect to hit 200 MWp of operational rooftop solar plants in early 2019. Open access solar volumes also grew significantly,” he further said.

He also cited that solar rooftop installations in Karnataka symbolize country’s 10% capacity and by 2019 this capacity is projected to touch 10 GW.

Earlier this year, Karnataka accomplished the target and having more renewable capacity then Denmark and the Netherlands with an overall capacity of 12.3 GW.

Karnataka’s renewable energy portfolio includes 5 GW of solar energy, 4.7 GW of wind energy, and roughly 2.6 GW of hydro, biomass, and heat and power co-generation.

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