India has been witnessing an unprecedented surge in the installation of solar plants since the announcement of the National Solar Mission in 2010. With more than 25GW of installed capacity as on August 2018, the country is chasing the ambitious target of 100 GW Solar PV installations by the year 2022. With increasing installations on land and rooftops, the emerging focus area is to put the untapped vast area of waterbodies to good use. India has 91 major reservoirs with more than 75% of these reservoirs located in the sunny Southern, Western and Central regions.
India and the renewable energy challenge
Source: PES Wind - issue 4, 2018 (pages 54-56)