India has new renewables champion, says report

The Indian state of Karnataka has become the new national leader in renewable energy generation, according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.

Karnataka, which is on the southwest coast of India and has a population of more than 60 million people, had a total of 12.3 GW of renewables capacity installed as of March, after having added 5 GW in the 2017/18 financial year alone.

These gains helped Karnataka’s renewables sector overtake that of neighbouring state Tamil Nadu, which has long been India’s top renewables market.

Published in Power Engineering International, 25th July, 2018