Solar rooftop growth slow; 40GW by 2022 hard to achieve: Experts


Solar rooftop growth slow; 40GW by 2022 hard to achieve: Experts

The growth in the solar rooftop segment has not been significant, and the government may find it difficult to achieve the target of installing 40 gigawatt (GW) of capacity by 2022, say experts.

The government has set a target to install 100 GW of solar capacity by 2022, out of which 40 GW has to come from rooftop projects.

However, the country has managed to set up just over 2 GW of solar rooftop capacity so far, while the target for just financial year 2017-18 was 5 GW, according to the data from the ministry of new and renewable energy.

“Rooftop projects can’t be added in that quantity as a lot of structures built were not designed for setting up such projects. People are not used to open space deficiency, so it will be tough to do it in the quantity envisaged by the government,” Solar Power Developers’ Association president Vineet Mittal told . Read More

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