In 2015, the Government of India set a target to achieve 175 GW of grid-connected renewable electricity capacity by March 2022. The national target for rooftop solar PV is 40 GW and the installed capacity as of 31 August 2020 was just above 3 GW. Even though the current Covid-19 pandemic has adversely impacted progress, India is committed to achieving 40 GW of rooftop PV capacity as the accelerated deployment of rooftop PV will be key to achieving India’s 2022 renewable energy target. According to the IEA’s Sustainable Recovery Plan, rooftop solar has the greatest job creation potential among all clean energy technologies offering significant opportunities for the economic recovery of India post Covid-19.
The workshop will focus on innovative regulatory and policy options to scale up rooftop PV in India with the participation of state representatives (nodal agencies, DISCOMs, regulators), industry and international policymakers. A group of experts from Australia, Brazil, Germany and the United States will provide insights on policy, regulation and market innovation relevant for India’s rooftop PV market.
This workshop was supported through the IEA Clean Energy Transitions Programme (CETP)
- Unlocking the economic potential of rooftop solar in India
- Creating enabling ecosystem for rooftop solar: Current policies, incentives and innovative mechanisms
- Distributed PV: Developer Perspective
- India: Grid connected Rooftop Solar Program
- A Taste of Policy and Regulation for Rooftop Solar PV in Australia
- Net Metering scheme in Brazil
- New York State’s Transition in Distributed Energy Compensation
- RES Support Scheme & Development in Germany