Of 100 GW Capacities Planned through Grid Connected Solar Energy by 2022, 40 GW to come through Rooftop Solar Installations. This indeed is a huge opportunity potential only when barriers for stakeholders are completely addressed. Arguably, it might not sound like an aberration if the rooftop capacities are being achieved courtesy the advantageous modular nature of solar PV systems, which makes them highly profitable for rooftops across the country which are vacant. Not only this the other advantages associated with rooftop solar PV systems are lucrative enough in terms of potential reduction in T&D loss levels , huge land saving potential and lowering of peak power demand for the discoms.
Key Queries Resolved
- What would be the capacity addition pace track for solar rooftop capacity till 2022 ?
- What would be the opportunities in terms of savings in T&D losses till 2022 ?
- What are the financing issues for solar rooftops at domestic consumer levels ?
- Which states to top the list in terms of business potential for solar rooftop ?
- What will be the gains for industrial consumers (in USD/INR) till 2022, if go for solar rooftop installations ?
- What will be the gains for domestic consumers (in USD/INR) till 2022, if go for solar rooftop installations ?
- What will be the gains for government building & institutions (in USD/INR) till 2022, if go for solar rooftop installations ?
- What will be the gains for commercial consumers (in USD/INR) till 2022, if go for solar rooftop installations ?
- What would be the replacement opportunity for DG sets through solar rooftop installations till 2022 ?
Business Case For Solar Rooftop Segment In India
- 40 GW of grid connected solar power capacity in India is targeted to come through rooftop solar power installations by 2022
- In a bid to promote production and usage of non-conventional energy in the State, Chhattisgarh government approved the solar power policy in June 2017- under which grid connectivity facility shall be provided upto 10 kilowatt
- Grid connected solar rooftop and small solar power plants programme to scale up a budget from INR 600 crores during 12th FYP to INR 5000 crores for implementation over a period of five years upto 2019-20 under National Solar Mission (NSM)
- 15% government subsidy for non-commercial and non-industrial categories for using domestic solar panels
- With constant effort of the Ministry, State Electricity Regulatory Commissions of seventeen states have notified regulatory framework on net-metering /feed-in tariff to encourage rooftop solar plants