India is finally catching up to rooftop solar (RTS) as a reliable source of power for industries, offices, and homes across the country. At the end of the last financial year (FY19) the total installed capacity of RTS in the country was around 4,375 MW, an impressive 72% jump over the previous year.
While the UT administration and Crest are organizing awareness camps for installation of solar plants in the city, residents, especially senior citizens, are facing a tough time getting permissions to install solar rooftop units at their houses.
State-owned Navaratna enterprise, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), has invited bids for the supply, installation, and commissioning of grid-connected solar rooftop PV projects of cumulative capacity 170 kW in Haryana.
The order will be applicable to such domestic consumers to whom a Letter of Approval (LoA) for installing rooftop solar PV system based on net metering is issued after November 15, 2018, as per the 2015 regulations and who have thereafter installed such system.
The Government’s recent announcement on phase-II of the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme is yet another big step in the right direction for the Indian renewable power ecosystem.
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has initiated work on its mega project for installing solar power rooftop plants at 30 model schools, four hospitals and four zonal office buildings. The project will help the north corporation save at least 4,300 units of electricity every day.
The India solar market was witness to addition of 8,263 MW during 2018, down 15.5 per cent compared to 9,782 MW in 2017. This was mainly due to the safeguard duty, goods and services tax (GST) issues
India’s solar sector is growing at a hectic pace but the rooftop segment has been slow off the blocks. Recently, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved
The government Tuesday approved the second phase of grid-connected rooftop solar programme for achieving cumulative capacity of 40,000 MW from such projects by 2022.
Developed nations like Germany, Australia that used to dominate in the coal-fired energy generation are now quickly diversifying into renewables. Ted Surette, Global Head of Power & Utilities and National Industry Leader