India witnessed its highest-ever solar power capacity addition in a quarter during the first three months of this year, government data shows.
India managed to add 4.6 gigawatts of new utility-scale solar power capacity between January and March 2018. The previous highest solar power capacity addition in a quarter was seen exactly one year back in Q1 2017 with the addition of 3.3 gigawatts.
The high solar power capacity addition was a direct result of the busy auction schedule India has seen at the central as well as the state levels in the last few quarters. As India continues to auction gigawatts of new solar capacity every month, this record could easily be surpassed in the coming quarters.