In 2015, India increased target for renewable energy to 175 GW. While doing so, a target of 40GW was assigned to Rooftop Solar PV segment. The rooftop solar sector has been shackled with sluggish growth, with total installations reaching to only about 6 GW as of June 2020.
This slow growth in India’s rooftop solar sector segment can be attributed to regulatory hurdles, lack of uniform regulations, lack of mandatory notifications, state policies, high cost of financing, reluctance from DISCOMs to provide approvals, multiple approvals from multiple stakeholders, availability of net meters, no single window clearance, etc.. Mr Balawant Joshi, Founder & Managing Director, Idam Infrastructure Advisory Pvt. Ltd. a key implementing partner of The SUPRABHA_TA program, elucidates key challenges that hinder the growth of Rooftop Solar segment and lists out the solutions towards them in his blog.
The blog can be read here https://bit.ly/2IIokXE
Balawant Joshi expressed his views on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on renewables and learnings for the future.
Idam Infra is pleased to note that Mr. Balawant Joshi, Managing Director, Idam Infra is now affiliated with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) as an Adjunct Fellow (Non-resident), Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies.
CSIS is a bipartisan, non-profit policy research organization dedicated to advancing practical ideas to address the world’s greatest challenges. Since its founding, CSIS has been at the forefront of solutions to the most pressing current and emerging foreign policy and national security issues.
CSIS is ranked the number one think tank in the United States as well as the defense and national security center of excellence for 2016-2018 by the University of Pennsylvania’s “Global Go To Think Tank Index.”
Ajit Pandit expressed his views on the key developments, challenges and emerging business models in the C&I solar segment in India.
Krishnajith M. U. and H. Bhagawatheeswaran expressed their views on addressing grid management issues as the key to increase renewable energy in the grid. They further emphasized on the need to adopt green energy and to optimise the use of resources while constantly evaluating production costs.
Balawant Joshi expressed his opinions on Uncertainty Prevails in the Renewable Watch Magazine. He articulated the reasons obstructing the growth of open access for renewable energy projects and emphasized on various solutions and challenges to curb uncertainty of open access market in future.
Read on to know more about the challenges undertaken to facilitate the concept of open access.
Ajit Pandit expressed his views on Bangladesh becoming one of the promising markets for Indian power majors to tap into.
Read on to know more about the current power scenario and the investment potential in the country.
Ajit Pandit and Krishnajith expressed their views on regulatory issues in positioning wind energy for the future. The article deliberates regulatory interventions influencing the growth of wind power sector to serve as a means to enable wind sector sail in future.
Views of Ajit Pandit Published in ‘Wind Insider Magazine’.
Views of Ajit Pandit
Views of Ajit Pandit on ´Bypassing Discoms´ published in Renewable Watch Magazine.