India 2014 PV additions 'to fall again'

A solar facility in Gujarat. The state has been a driving force in Indian PV

A solar facility in Gujarat. The state has been a driving force in Indian PV

Solar installations in India are forecast to fall in 2014 for the second straight year, amid delays to both national and state-wide PV incentive programmes.

India will add 750MW of PV capacity this year, its worst showing since 2011, as critical statewide policies fail to live up to their promise, according to market researcher Bridge to India.

India added 905MW of new PV capacity in 2013, down 9% from its record performance of 982MW in 2012.

Nearly half of last year’s capacity came on line during the first quarter of 2013, as projects under the first phase of the National Solar Mission were dragged across the finish line.

Over the final nine months of the year, India averaged just 166MW of quarterly additions, as the pipeline of Phase 1 Log in to read complete article.

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