Delhi Solar Energy Policy,2015
GOVERNMENT OF NCT OF DELHI DELHI SECTRETARIAT, I.P. ESTATE, NEW DELHI-110002 September 2015:——-
NOTIFICATION The Government of NCT of Delhi (GNCTD) considers solar power to be the most viable form of green energy in Delhi. It has the potential of lowering the state’s expenditure on energy, strengthening its energy security, and reducing its reliance on unsustainable fossil fuels. To attain this potential, rapid capacity addition in solar power is needed. Hence, it is deemed necessary to have a Delhi Solar Energy Policy for the promotion of solar power plants. The following Delhi Solar Energy Policy is for the period 2015-2020 and may be revised periodically based on performance, market conditions, and consumer experience.
An urgent increase in renewable energy is required in India to combat climate change, reduce air pollution, and enhance energy security. The Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) intends to rapidly develop decentralised renewable energy sources, especially solar, and reduce its current dependence on unsustainable and centralised fossil fuel energy. Given Delhi’s land-locked position, the high cost and paucity of barren land within its borders, and low potential for wind or hydro power, Delhi must focus on rooftop solar as its primary source of renewable energy. Delhi is blessed with almost 300 sunny days and the rooftop space available for solar panels is estimated to be 31 km2 , giving Delhi a solar energy potential of 2.5 GW (annually approx. 3,500 million kWh). * Of this potential, 26% is in the government/public sector, 25% in commercial/ industrial sector, and 49% in domestic sector.