Top 10 States for Renewable Energy Installations in Last 4 Years


Renewable energy is booming everywhere especially to cut down the costs and provide clean energy. Yes, it is known as clean energy, because it is produced by natural sources such as sunlight, wind, tides, rain, geothermal heal, and waves. In India, there are so many states producing renewable energy and contribute their efforts to keep clean the entire states by delivering clean energy.

Today, we are discussing about such states of our country which are desperatly producing and implementing maximum amount of renewable energy project and secured the specific position in the race of generating renewable energy. So, let’s see the list below in which we are showing you top ten states of country. This list developed according to the maximum implementing projects of renewable energy in previous four years.

The overall ranking rely on cumulative isntallation obtained in solar power projects, wind power projects, small hydro power (<25 MW) projects, biopower, and also large hydro power projects.

Top 10 States for Renewable Energy Installations in Last 4 Years


This southern state has been at the front position of country’s renewable energy evolution for a while now and this is the reason that this state secured number 1 ranking in the list with a total of 9639.31 MW or nearly 10 GW renewable energy projects executed in the state since April 2016. Of this total, more than 70 percent capacity (7131.41 MW) has been completed through solar power projects, the best part of which is the complete commissioning of the 2000 MW+ Pavagada Solar Park.

Latest Development – In the April month, SECI had issued a Request for Selection (RfS) document for assortment of solar power developers for installing of 2500 MW ISTS-Connected Solar PV Power Projects at Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park (UMREPP) in Koppal District, Karanataka under Tariff-based Competitive Bidding (ISTS-X). The end date for the obedience of bids is May 29, 2020.


This is an another southern state, comes after the Karnataka. Besides the huge turmoil introduced in its renewable energy industry since new Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy fixed to overturn last PPAs, the state has set up 5667.11 MW of renewable energy capability in the four year period. Approximately the whole capacity has been through solar and wind energy projects which noticed 2986.06 MW (solar) and 2661.05 (wind) in new competence additions. The residual 20 MW capacity has been through petite hydro power projects.

Latest Development – At the end of month February, the Andhra Pradesh Government had planned to install its own generating units to develop 10,000 MW (10 GW) of solar power to meet the energy needs of the agriculture division. The government has already released an order for installing the Andhra Pradesh Green Energy Corporation Limited, as a auxiliary of Power Generation Corporation of AP, to upright the 10,000 MW solar power plants.


After Andhra Pradesh next state is Gujrat, which is the western state, saw a total of 5351.99 MW of new renewable projects set up. The primary and only state on the list where wind installations exceeded solar. With 3530.4 MW executed, wind dwarfed the 1757.24 MW of solar that has been set up in the state throughout the four year period.

Latest Development – Inox Wind had currently declared that it has begun work on the 126 MW phase-I of its 250-MW wind power projects in Gujarat following the receiving of definite advances. The initial phase of the projects is planned to be custom-built in the third quarter of the continuing fiscal. Prior to that, the MNRE had released guidelines related to the whole solarisation of the Modhera town in Gujarat, which is commonly called as the sun-temple town.


Next name in the list is again a Southern state Tamil Nadu, which at one point was the head of the country’s renewables face. With 4624.925 MW set up in the period, the state slots into the fourth place. A greater part of the capacity additions were connected by solar (2850.97 MW), and a bulk of the residue by wind (1678.455 MW).

Latest Development – Depend on the first round studies carried out newly by the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) in association with various multilateral agencies, the Government had exposed that an offshore wind power capacity of 31 GW exists off the shore of Tamil Nadu.


Now, we turn to the next state in the list and this is Rajasthan. It is the second western state in the top 10 states in India for renewable projects. With 4074.45 MW capacity setting up the state slots in at number 5 position. Almost 92 percent of this whole capacity has been accomplished through solar power projects (3763.8 MW), while the residue has been filled out by wind (305.7 MW) and 4.95 MW of biopower capacity.

Latest Development – At the end of Match, it was reported that in line with the governments determined 175 GW by 2022 target, India’s biggest power generation utility NTPC and state-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will soon be joing by an agreement with the Rajasthan government for setting up of 2 renewable energy parks of 5 GW capacity each.


This state comes in the sixth position. Actually, Telangana is the fourth southern state in the list. With 3352.3 MW set up during the four year time span, almost 90 percent (3092.9 MW) of which was during solar project setting up, the state has completed sixth on the list. Large hydro project holds the coming big share with 209 MW installed throughout the period.

Latest Development – In the month of September 2019, we had reported that as element of its goal to get 5000 MW solar power, the Telangana government will drift tenders in the upcoming two months to develop 1000 MW of solar energy. We currently don’t have any details on those proposed tenders.


Next number of the state is Maharashtra with a total of 2485.74 MW capacity set up in the state throughout the last four years. A greater part of this capacity has been connected through solar (1406.79 MW). The upcoming big share is held by biopower at 532.7 MW, followed by wind at 346.55 MW.

Latest Development – In April, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) had permitted a USD 346 million loan to India to support offer an efficient and trustworthy power connection to rural agriculture customers in the Maharashtra. The loan will be beneath ADB’s results-based lending (RBL) modality, where finance disbursements are connected to the accomplishment of agreed program outcomes rather than to open expenditures, as is the case with conventional investment lending.


After the Maharashtra, the next number is its neighbour state of Madhya Pradesh. The state has set up 1882.14 MW of renewable energy projects in the four year period and secured the 8th ranks on the list. With 1482.09 MW competence, solar led the charge for the state to achieve it into the top 10, a big acclaim for which will go to the work at the REWA ultra mega solar park in the state.

Latest Development – In the April month, the Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Limited (MPMKVVCL) had released a tender, looking for eligible bidders for installing of 45 MW of rooftop solar power projects in the state. In January, we had reported that the state had got Rs 4000 crore investment for the development of two wind energy projects in the state.


Sikkim secured next position on the list, and certainly, a shock in the list is the northeastern state of Sikkim. With 1299.07 MW set up in the period, the state fills in being Madhya Pradesh. However, it is significant to notice here that going by the MNRE’s last definition for renewable energy projects I.e. the one in which large hydro projects were not accounted under renewable energy sources, the state would misplace 1299 MW of its 1299.07 capacity. With solar accounting for 0.07 MW in the time frame and no productions in wind, small hydro, and biopower.

Latest Development – In January month, ITI Limited, a forefront telecom equipment manufacturer and complete solution supplier in India, has released an EOI for the empanelment of Business Associates for off-grid solar water pumps in the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) scheme. The qualified states had been separated into two clusters. Cluster 9 with Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. And Cluster 10 with Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir.


At the end of the list, last name of the state is Uttar Pradesh. It is a northern state of India. With 975.56 MW competence installed throughout the period. 951.06 MW or 97.5 percent of the complete capacity set up in the state coming from solar power projects. Bio power filled out the residual 24.5 MW capacity.

Latest Development – In the March month, the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has declared the state and central subsidies that will be supplied for rooftop solar projects that will be set up in the housing sector in the state under Phase II of the grid-connected rooftop solar program. For rooftop solar projects ranging amid 1 kW and 10 kW will obtain a state subsidy of Rs 15000 per kW, with the utmost subsidy that can be availed by domestic rooftop projects capped at Rs 30000.