With New Solar Policy, Tamil Nadu Hopes To Usher In Sunshine In Energy Sector


With New Solar Policy, Tamil Nadu Hopes To Usher In Sunshine In Energy Sector

After a period of six years, the Tamil Nadu government has come up with its second solar policy for 2018. The initial framework of the draft sports a consumer-friendly approach to solar energy and has more benefits for the common man who invests in solar energy.

In the draft policy, the government has set a target that is four times higher than its existing installed capacity of 2365MW. Unlike the previous policy rolled out in 2012, the current one focuses more on producing solar energy on a non-commercial basis, that is, through rooftop installations in residential buildings. One of the government’s main goals is to achieve 40 per cent of its total target of 8,884 MW solely through solar rooftops on homes. The draft policy talks about making solar energy a mainstream energy source in Tamil Nadu by 2022. Read more

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