India Solar Compass Q1 2020


Utility scale solar capacity addition in Q1 2020 was just 689 MW against our estimate of 1,864 MW. The slow progress was partly due to COVID-19 related disruption. Effects of the pandemic were felt starting late January followed by the Chinese new year holiday and subsequent lockdown in India. Even though project construction was exempted from lockdown from 20 April, significant slippage in commissioning progress is likely because of constraints in equipment and labour availability. We expect progress to be very slow in Q2 and Q3 2020.

Rooftop solar has also been hit badly with only 300 MW of estimated capacity addition in the busiest quarter of the year. This market may take longer to recover as consumers prioritise core business operations and conserve cash in view of the economic uncertainty. Despite the execution slowdown, tender issuance boomed in Q1 as SECI alone issued 9,414 MW of tenders. Total tender issuance and auctions during the quarter stood at 14,293 MW and 8,241 MW respectively.

Figure: Total installed and pipeline capacity at the end of March 2020

The report provides a detailed quarterly update of all sector trends and developments – including capacity addition, leading players, tender and policy issuance, and equipment prices – as well as outlook over the next two quarters.

You can purchase the full report online or buy an annual subscription by writing to us at market.research@bridgetoindia.com.


Recent reports

A business case for renewable energy certificates for Indian companies to meet RE 100 targets

C&I consumers account for 53% of power consumption but only 6% of this requirement is met from direct procurement of renewable power. In face of m...

Download

A business case for rationalisation of Green Tariffs in India

Only about 6% of total C&I demand is met from direct procurement of renewable power. In face of multiple challenges faced by established routes li...

Download

India Corporate Renewable Brief | Q3 2022   

Our latest edition of quarterly report provides a detailed regular update on key trends and developments in the C&I renewable market....

Buy Report Download Executive Summary

India PV Module Intelligence Brief | Q3 2022   

This report captures quarterly trends in module demand and supply, import and domestic production volumes, supplier market shares, break-up by technol...

Buy Report

India Solar Compass | Q3 2022   

This report provides a detailed update of all key sector developments and trends in the quarter – capacity addition, leading players, tenders and po...

Buy Report Download Executive Summary
We use cookies to offer you an optimal user experience and collect information on website usage.