Reports

Solar Rooftop Policy Coalition

Sector Renewable Energy
Grantee Multiple
Year 2016

The report focuses on how solar on the roofs of business, institutions and homes can be scaled up to the Government’s target of installing 40 GW of rooftop solar capacity by 2022. Rooftop solar will contribute to India’s energy security and is an important part of achieving the Government’s overall target of 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022.

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  • Dispelling Myths: Battery storage is an expensive technology with limited immediate usage
  • Cost effective storage technology solutions can help meet the objectives of energy security and clean environment for India. This paper shows declining trends in cost of battery storage technologies which could be disruptive in the years to come.

  • Dispelling Myths: Rooftop solar can severely impact utilities
  • Distribution companies (discoms) perceive rooftop PV to be hitting their finances and operations. And therefore, they resist expansion of the rooftop capacities. This paper is an attempt to get DISCOMs on board.

  • Case Studies of DSM projects implemented in India
  • Since 2014, Shakti has provided continuous support to the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) towards becoming a resource hub on DSM and has led to the creation of a vast knowledge storehouse on DSM. This report summarizes experiences of utilities, implementing agencies and come customers of flagship projects that have been rolled out so far in the DSM space in India.

  • Demand Response in India: Technology Assessment, M&V Approach, and Framework for DR Implementation
  • Since 2014, Shakti has provided continuous support to the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) towards becoming a resource hub on DSM and has led to the creation of a vast knowledge storehouse on DSM. The objective of this study has been to help in facilitating the inclusion and growth of Demand Response in the power sector and serve as a map to refer the variety of DR programs implemented.

  • Understanding the Impacts of India’s LED Bulb Programme: The Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA)
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  • Exploring Opportunities for Enhancing the Share of Natural Gas in India
  • India must encourage diversification of its power portfolio with clean, flexible and efficient resources. One resource that meets all these characteristics is natural gas. Despite this, natural gas constitutes only 6% of our primary energy supply. Newer applications could create more sustained demand segments for natural gas, providing clear signals to investors/ developers for boosting gas availability and infrastructure. This study examines the feasibility of shifting industrial and commercial energy applications to natural gas.

  • Solar Rooftop: Replacing Diesel Generators in Residential Societies
  • This report examines the potential and feasibility of solar rooftops in residential societies across Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The research was aimed at understanding the economic considerations including financing and generation cost; architectural and roof space preferences; building by-laws; and constraints experienced by various stakeholders including customers, government agencies and distribution companies.

  • Solar rooftop from the Discoms’ perspective
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  • Mythbuster Newsletter Series 1
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