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.
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.
This report presents the actual impact of rooftop SPV systems on discoms, and proposes solutions to promote a healthy equation between prosumers (producers of SPV and consumers of power), discoms and other consumers, towards facilitating the sustained growth of the rooftop SPV sector. The full report will be uploaded shortly.
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.
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.
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.
The report assesses key policy parameters such as costs, economic, technical, socio-economic and environmental aspects to define 'make or buy' priorities for solar and wind manufacturing industries in India - over a 2032 time frame
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.