We need to find ways for Solar Energy to become norm rather than exception: Shri Piyush Goyal Launched Scaling up private investment in rooftop solar” report

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We need to find ways for Solar Energy to become norm rather than exception: Shri Piyush Goyal
Launched Scaling up private investment in rooftop solar” report Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal New and Renewable Energy launched report titled, Scaling up Private Investment in Rooftop Solar” here today. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Goyal said that We need to find ways for solar energy to become norm rather than exception. The minister reiterated that people can immensely be benefited from generating rooftop power particularly on industrial and commercial buildings. He further said that technological innovations will find solutions for significant problem associated with grid integration and help clean energy to become a very robust element in Indias power scenario. We are committed to making rooftops happen”, he added.The report is aimed at policy makers in central and state governments, regulators, utilities, investors, banks, the solar industry, the real estate industry, think tanks, local government bodies and others with an interest in the future of rooftop solar. This study makes recommendations that the authors estimate can double rooftop solar capacity by 2022 without any additional direct subsidy. The report is the product of an in-depth study by the Solar Rooftop Policy on ways to increase private investment in rooftop solar in India. The report focuses on how solar on the roofs of business, institutions and homes can be scaled up to the Governments target of installing 40 GW of rooftop solar capacity by 2022. Rooftop solar will contribute to Indias energy security and is an important part of achieving the Governments overall target of 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022.

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