By the end of 2030, India’s goal is to achieve 280 gigawatts of solar generated power. Currently, our country produces around 70 GW of power through solar power plants. India’s renewable energy sector continues to grow, with the honorary prime minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, committing to net zero carbon emissions by the end of 2070
The government of India has increased its efforts towards the implementation of solar energy; more and more cities and states in India are adopting solar power.
Indian States with highest Installation capacity of Solar Power
The southern state of Karnataka is leading in solar power generation with an installed capacity of around 7100 MW, which sums up to 27% of India’s total solar capacity. Different policies and incentives are introduced by the state of Karnataka to promote solar energy, such as net metering and subsidies for rooftop solar installations.
Another southern state, Tamil Nadu, installed a capacity of 5,000 MW of solar plants. The largest solar power plant in the world is located in Kamuthi, Karnataka. The state also offers subsidies for solar installations.
Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh have installed solar power plants of 4,400 MW, 3,800 MW, and 3,500 MW, respectively. These states have also implemented policies and incentives to promote solar energy, making them top contenders in the solar race.
Top Indian Cities With Solar Energy Adoption
Solar power generation has been largely adopted across various cities. Specific data can change over time due to ongoing developments in the renewable energy sector. Here are some cities in India that have been at the forefront of solar power generation:
– The Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru, is leading with the highest capacity of solar power plants installed. Both residential and commercial sectors are proactively adopting solar power generation.
– The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is not much behind in solar adoption. The city receives an ample amount of sunlight because of its location. The city has seen a large number of solar parks and rooftop installations in recent years.
– Hyderabad in Telangana is proactively adopting solar energy with initiatives like solar-powered street lighting and the installation of solar panels on government buildings.
– One of the pioneers in adopting solar energy in India is Tamil Nadu, and the capital city of the state, Chennai, has actively participated in the movement. Every year, Chennai witnesses more participation from the residential as well as the commercial sectors.
– Cities like Ahmedabad and Mumbai are also actively participating in the solar energy revolution.