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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  • 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
  • This report assess the impact of solar rooftop systems on distribution companies. It also suggests ways to mitigate those impacts which will encourage discoms to take this up as a profitable activity in their portfolio.

  • Mythbuster Newsletter Series 1
  • This newsletter series is an attempt to break some of the myths and perceptions which restrict the mainstreaming of renewable energy in the country by sharing objective analysis and evidence-based research.

  • Dispelling Myths: Coal cannot be cycled to manage the variability of renewables
  • The objective of this paper is to trigger thoughts around the policy, market, and regulatory structures that enable flexible behaviour from (operators of) power plants for effective integration of all types of resources with the grid.

  • Report of the Expert Group on 175 GW Renewable Electricity by 2022
  • Wind Vision India 2032 : A Multi Stakeholder Perspective
  • Wind Vision 2032 covers the evolution of the sector, the evolution, current landscape, critical issues that need attention, and proposes ways to reachhing 200 GW of wind capacity by 2032.

  • Capturing Sun for Heat: Potential, Vision, and Action Plan for Decentralised Solar Thermal Technologies and Applications in India
  • The report estimates the India-wide potential of solar thermal technologies. It also analyses current market trends, manufacturing processes and supply chain linkages, and policies and regulations adopted worldwide. It further recommends strategies along with a long-term action plan for the accelerated development of the solar thermal sector in India. The study is based on primary and secondary research, and extensive interactions with senior officials from the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, State Nodal Agencies, urban development authorities, financial institutions and industry.

  • Reaching India’s Renewable Energy Targets: Effective Project Allocation Mechanisms
  • This report demonstrates that using auctions to procure renewable energy projects can be more effective than feed-in tariffs in meeting the government’s dual goals of the deployment of ambitious renewable energy targets and meeting those targets cost-effectively. The report also assesses the risks which, if not managed properly, can result in poor deployment.

Energy Efficiency
Climate Policy
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