Rooftop Solar Solutions: Making Your Rooftop an Infinite Energy Reserve

August 14, 2017

India’s growth on the solar energy sphere, if not phenomenal, has at least been steady. One can expect this growth to widen in future. Indian government’s National Solar Mission has set aside 40 GW of its 100 GW of solar target by 2022 targeting specifically the rooftop solar systems. The progress, however, has been conspicuously slow with cumulative rooftop capacity being less than 1 GW. Like many other substantial endeavors, the 40 GW target also asks for time and financial investment. Although there have been certain positives associated with the solar rooftop PV systems, for instance, the increase of more than 26 percent of energy generated from renewable energy in 2016-2017, the overall scenario for rooftop solar has been disappointing.

The Stumbling Blocks on Your Rooftop Solar

Already stated, government’s 40 GW target by 2022 is specifically for rooftop solar. But unfortunately, as of December 2016, only about 1 GW of installations have taken place. This sluggish process has been due to several factors. Lack of familiarity of with the processes and excessive bureaucracy and adherence to official rules and formalities are the prime reasons for this sluggishness. Apart from these, an insufficient knowledge among citizens about the financial incentives and return-on-investment, a perception that large upfront capital investment is required, and ineffective implementation of net metering in various states. The ground challenges are however more complicated. EPC providers nag about the lack of uniform roofs that are detrimental to install big panels.

A Smooth Overhaul

Comprehensive efforts by agencies to spread awareness among the citizens and motivate the solar service providers to innovate with respect to regional differences are required to a great extent. If we go by expert reports, rooftop solar is fast becoming the quickest growing renewable power sub-segment in India. Statistics show that this growth has been three-fold from 72 MW per year to 227 MW per year since 2013.
Cost is the major factor driving the steep growth of rooftop solar. This has made the various sectors, especially the residential sector most competitive.

The Future of Your Rooftop Solar

Solar rooftops can reach great heights. Incentives for both capital investment and power generation by solar rooftop have been encouraged. The installation of solar panel on rooftops saves land and improves the environment. Government buildings, educational institutions, hospitals, commercial buildings, residential properties are being encouraged to install rooftop solar systems.

India is on the right track with expected installation of more than 10 GW of renewable energy solutions per year from 2017. The solar rooftop market is on the threshold of dynamic growth triggered by increased investment in large-scale rooftop solar PV.

Solar panels can assist consumers in decreasing extra expenditure and increase savings with a correct implementation, along with timely maintenance. SaveGeo who provide efficient, state-of-the-art Rooftop Solar Solutions to help organizations and homeowners reduce their carbon footprint in a cost-effective and eco-friendly manner.