Factsheet: Rooftop Solar

India's rooftop Solar target of 40 GW by 2022 is unlikely to be met as the installed capacity in 2020 is 6 GW. India has had success in deploying large-scale utility solar projects (due to partnership between government and large companies) but rooftop solar has remained elusive. This fact sheet explores the drivers and challenges towards India's aspiration of including rooftop solar as a component in the energy mix. The primary challenges include securing stable debt-financing from banks (especially for small and individual users) and interfacing with distribution utilities. Finding solutions for rooftop solar is critical as it is reflective of another test for clean energy transition - that of public participation - required to pave the way for a consumer centric clean energy transition.

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