August 11th, 2017 by Joshua S Hill 
India installed an impressive 4.8 GW worth of solar in the first half of 2017, according to new figures published by Mercom India Research, which is even more impressive when you consider that the country only installed 4.3 GW in all of 2016.
The new figures from Mercom India Research, part of the Mercom Capital Group, show that India added a total of 1,869 MW (megawatts) in the second quarter, bringing the total for the first half of 2017 up to 4,765 MW. For the second quarter, India’s solar installations was made up of 1,639 MW worth of utility-scale solar and 230 MW worth of rooftop solar. Across the whole of the first half of this year, utility-scale solar accounted for 4,290 MW and rooftop solar 475 MW.
Further, India’s cumulative total of rooftop installations surpassed 1 GW (gigawatts) in the first half of the year …