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Rooftop Solar

Catalyzing the growth of rooftop solar in India

Challenges like frequent policy and regulatory changes, high capital costs, low awareness, non-uniformity in approval processes across states, restriction on net metering, and additional charges by DISCOMs need to be addressed for rooftop solar to take off in India.

Tata Power partners SIDBI to launch low-cost finance for MSME rooftop solar

The financing scheme, available only to Tata Power customers, provides collateral-free loans at an interest rate less than 10% for both off-grid and on-grid rooftop solar connections.

Tracking rooftop solar trends in India

Simarpreet Singh, director at EPC firm Hartek Group, speaks to pv magazine about the impact of the Covid pandemic on the rooftop solar sector, technology trends shaping the market, and the outlook for 2021.


Vikram Solar module factory gets a rooftop PV plant

The 919.73 kWp captive solar plant at the module manufacturer’s Falta unit in West Bengal uses multiple PV technology advancements, including its own SOMERA monocrystalline, half-cut and full-cut cell panels. 

BESCOM seeks consultant as it plans 1.06 GW rooftop solar

The work includes consultancy for demand aggregation and implementation of 1060 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems. Applications can be submitted until January 1, 2021.


NTPC arm tenders 30 MW solar in Madhya Pradesh

Bids are invited to set up 30 MW grid-connected solar capacity across various locations in the State. The projects shall be awarded through domestic competitive bidding. Bidding closes on January 7.

IIT Jodhpur to get a 3 MW rooftop solar plant

Bids are invited to install and commission a 3 MW grid-connected rooftop solar project at Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur) in the state of Rajasthan. The scope of work also includes operation and maintenance for ten years.

The case for distributed solar with storage

Gopal Lal Somani, a former director at the Jaipur-based Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd (RRECL), says distributed solar systems with storage are the key to achieving India’s mission of supplying clean energy at an affordable cost to all. In this article, he dwells on the benefits and techno-commercial feasibility of these systems for the nation.


Punjab seeks partners for residential rooftop solar

January 4 is the last date for EPC contractors, manufacturers and system integrators to submit techno-commercial bids for grid-connected rooftop solar capacity that shall come up in residential premises and residential welfare associations/group housing society premises in the state.

Rooftop PV vs. rooftop farming

U.K. researchers have developed a way to optimize urban rooftop use with solar PV and agriculture.


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