‘Rooftop solar panels not catching up’

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Installation of solar rooftop panels has been dismal in the leading metros, a study by Greenpeace Indiasaid. This, despite the policies and net-metering guidelines in place across several states.

The study ‘Indian cities slacking on rooftop solar’ highlights how even the subsidy by the union ministry has not helped the process.

The capital, which presently offers generation-based subsidy and the net-metered connections, has failed to see a large uptake in the residential sector.

Delhi’s total solar potential is 2,500 MW with a residential potential of 1,250 MW. The official target aims to reach 1,000 MW worth installations by 2020 and 2,000 MW by 2025. However, as of December 2016, only 35.9 MW has been installed of which, 3 MW were residential installations in March 2016.

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