Author: ECKHART GOURAS, PV Magazine

The Indian government has been a staunch supporter of renewable energy and solar PV, but progress on the residential PV front has been limited. As of the end of March 2017, cumulative residential PV installations amounted to only 1.4 GW, a far cry from the 10 GW target the government has established for 2020.

Mr. K.R. Harinarayan, Founder and CEO, U-Solar Clean Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd highlighted the fact that the power market in India is essentially regulated by the Indian states, and that each state has taken a different approach to PV policies and standards in the residential rooftop market. According to Harinarayan, “this represents a huge hurdle for rolling out solar” in India.

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