While investors have been encouraged by India’s large ground-mounted, grid-connected solar parks, the rooftop solar segment had hit its stride in the last financial year.
It may take Delhi a while before it becomes a climate-friendly city, as envisioned by the Delhi government in its latest budget.
India’s ambitious solar target—100 GW by 2022—envisions at least 40GW of rooftop solar taking off in the country. However, at the current rate of progress, it is doubtful if the country would be able to achieve even half the installed rooftop-solar capacity by then—as of December 2017
When your achievement is 8-9% of your target, things are not quite all right. That is the reality of the rooftop solar business in India today. Against a target of 10,000 MW for March 31, 2018, the achievement as of the last day of 2017 was 923 MW.
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is going to sign an agreement with the Solar Energy Corporation of India to generate 824 KWP (Kilowatt hours at peak capacity) of solar energy on rooftops of civic buildings.
From the look of it, the bureaucracy seems bent on sabotaging Prime Minister Modi’s plan to create jobs, encourage solar and ensure power for all.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has proposed SRISTI — Sustainable Rooftop Implementation for Solar Transfiguration of India – scheme to incentivise the installation of rooftop solar projects in India.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance has produced a new report which indicates the Indian government will need to invest around $23bn over the next five years if it is to achieve its target of 40 GW in rooftop solar photovoltaics.
Tata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar company, sets another landmark by commissioning an unprecedented rooftop project in India – a solar carport on the rooftop of the sprawling 70,000 sq.mtr Unity One mall, a Unity Group endeavor in Rohini.
Tata Power Solar has commissioned India’s first rooftop solar car port at Unity One mall in Rohini, in association with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), to offer provide 300KW of solar electricity.