Defects in Indian Solar Power Plants

Solar PV installations have been growing at an unprecedented rate in India, with the cumulative capacity already being more than 20GW. However, this rapid scaling, coupled with ever falling tariffs and intense competition may be resulting in compromised quality. And therefore, while we may have installed the capacity, we may not be generating as much green power as we would have expected.

Over a period of 1 year, we studied more than 500MWp of plants across the country to identify the degradation patterns in plants and kinds of defects observed. Data