Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

India's solar rooftop capacity installed by sector 2016

Total installed solar rooftop capacity in India as of December 31, 2016, by sector (in megawatts)*

by Statista Research Department, last edited Feb 5, 2019
India's solar rooftop capacity installed by sector 2016 This statistic displays the total installed solar rooftop capacity in India as of December 31, 2016, by sector. At this time, there was 324 megawatts of solar rooftop capacity in India in the commercial sector. India had reached 1,247 megawatts of installed solar rooftop capacity at this time.
Solar capacity in India – additional information

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power demand in India has been increasing exponentially as has its rate of development, positioning this renewable source as a viable option in a country where a sizeable part of the population still lives without electricity. Although India only came in 9th out of the top 10 countries based on cumulative solar PV capacity at the end of 2015, the Indian government was determined to expand its solar plans. As of May 2016, India's Charanka Solar Park represented one of the world’s largest solar photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of 345 megawatts. In 2016, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu surpassed Gujarat to be the Indian states with the highest installed capacity of utility-scale solar.

The take-off of solar PV in India can be seen by its projected cumulative utility-scale solar power capacity which is expected to increase by nearly twofold from 2016 to 8,200 megawatts in 2018. As of 2016, around 320 megawatts of installed capacity was in the commercial sector, while about 420 megawatts were in the industrial sector, and 350 megawatts in the residential sector. With the assistance of subsidies, the solar PV installation sector in India continues to grow. Solar rooftop capacity additions in India are expected to rise from 640 megawatts in 2016 to more than 2,300 megawatts in 2020.
Show more

Total installed solar rooftop capacity in India as of December 31, 2016, by sector (in megawatts)*

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
I think of Statista as Google for researchers. Statista provides you with the information you search for right away.
Dr. Horst Stipp

Dr. Horst Stipp
EVP, Research & Innovation, Advertising Research Foundation

Statistics on "Energy in Belgium"
  • Market overview
  • Electricity
  • Natural gas
  • Nuclear energy
  • Renewable energy
  • Wind energy
  • Solar energy
  • Forecasts
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.