New Delhi, May 22 -- India's solar rooftop installation capacity witnessed a significant 78 per cent increase over the past year, surpassing the 12 gigawatt (GW) mark as of April 2024.

This burgeoning growth has been spearheaded by key states such as Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan, which collectively account for over 56 per cent of the nation's total installed solar rooftop capacity.

Gujarat presently leads the charge with over 3,455 megawatts (MW) of installed solar rooftop capacity, trailed by Maharashtra at 2,071 MW and Rajasthan at 1,154 MW.

From April 2023 to March 2024, India's solar rooftop installed capacity escalated from 6.645 GW to 11.869 GW. Southern states like Tamil Nadu and Kerala have also exhibited rapid growth r...