Rooftop solar installations--which are decentralised, require no land acquisition, engage consumers and provide more employment opportunities compared to utility scale projects--have maintained a 10-12% share of overall solar capacity in India, much lower than other key markets like the US, Germany, China, Spain and Australia, according to an analysis by Bridge to India, a consultancy and knowledge service provider.

Rooftop installations make up 40% of India’s 100 GW solar target to be installed by 2022. However, progress in the rooftop space has been slow owing to its decentralised nature and lack of uptake by consumers due to patchy implementation of net metering, IndiaSpend reported on August 4, 2017.

Source: Bridge to India

(Patil is an analyst with IndiaSpend.)

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