As the Indian solar sector continues to gather more momentum by the day, one area that often feels relatively neglected is rooftop solar. India’s rooftop solar capacity is currently estimated at 740 MW, only about 10% of total solar PV capacity in the country.
- Delays in approvals, undefined responsibilities and accountability, unavailability of meters, restrictions on system sizes are some of the main issues that need to be resolved
- International examples show that market wide adoption of rooftop solar can grow by up to 60% if net-metering is implemented effectively
- Ensuring effective net-metering implementation should be the top priority of government and regulatory agencies