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Decentralized solar rooftop photovoltaic in India: On the path of sustainable energy security

Pushpendra Kumar Singh Rathore, Durg Singh Chauhan and Rudra Pratap Singh

Renewable Energy, 2019, vol. 131, issue C, 297-307

Abstract: In India, utility-scale power plants face problems like, availability of larger land, Transmission & Distribution losses (T&D), Aggregate Technical & Commercial losses (AT&C) and availability of the grid because of which around 240 million of people do not have access to electricity. Increasing installed capacity of fossil-based power plants to meet the power requirement will increase the greenhouse gas emissions, our dependency on fossil fuels, adverse environmental and social impacts. Decentralized solar rooftop PV system, because of its proven technology and environmental benefits, will overcome these factors in a sustainable way. The growth and development of solar rooftop PV, as per the current status, are of substandard level despite the fact that the Government of India has set a target of installing 40 GW of decentralized solar rooftop PV up-to 2022.

Keywords: Solar; India; Rooftop; Energy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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