In accordance with the Declaration of Paris during the International Solar Alliance of the 30th November 2015, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, takes over the reins of the energy revolution in the country. The ambitious goal is to achieve the production of 100 GW of solar energy by 2022, out of a total of 175 GW that the country plans to produce from renewable sources.
The data speak clearly. The Indian market is not only flourishing. India is competing to become a leader in the solar market and overcome China and the US. There is no doubt for the head of the Indian government. The main aim is to make solar energy one of the main sources of energy production in the near future.
According to IHS Markit, with 11 GW, India is destined to become the second largest solar photovoltaic market in 2018, usurping the United States. The global demand reaches 113 GW this year and according to the same forecast, the fourth quarter will be the largest in the history for the installations, with 34 GW expected.
2017 was also a fairly important year for the photovoltaic industry with an addition of 5525.98 MW in terms of photovoltaic energy production capacity.
This is a result of the government chaired by Narendra Modi, which shows that not only is there a moral compromise with what was promised at the Paris Climate Change Conference in 2015, but real efforts to ensure a green future to the country.
In fact, the country’s commitments have also been renewed at the first summit of the International Solar Alliance held in New Delhi in March 2018. The event brings together 121 countries engaged in the debate for the promotion and exchange of technologies for solar energy production.
India is accelerating the development of projects in the renewable energy sector, to provide affordable, reliable and clean energy to its 1.3 billion people. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) stated that the country generated 12,973.6 kWh from solar power, in the financial year 2017-2018.
To achieve this, a series of strategic actions have been lately adopted: incentives based on energy generation, capital and interest subsidies, subsidized loans and tax incentives, regulations regarding the quality of the installations.
More in details:
– The government has issued guidelines for the supply of solar and wind energy through competitive auctions and has extended the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) until 2018-19, also notifying the standards for the implementation of the plants PV.
– The Solar Photovoltaics, Systems, Devices and Components Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order was issued in September 2017. It is a regulation that sets the minimum standards to guarantee the quality of photovoltaic instruments in the Indian market, including the aspects of manufacturing, storage, sales, distribution.
– To encourage domestic production, the MNRE provides a series of incentives that also include national aid for the production of the solar system.
These are the necessary measures to reach the ambitious goal of 175 GW, set by 2022. Poor quality of installations may pose serious challenges in the future. For example, improperly sized glands can allow water in or a broken cable could melt the roof, not to talk about the system performance degradation issues.
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