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Rooftop Solar Scheme

  Oct 18, 2021

Rooftop Solar Scheme

Q Why is it in News  ?

A India has added 521 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, a 53% increase than earlier quarter showing good signs of popularity.

Q What is Solar Rooftop?

Q Why rooftop?

Q How viable is solar rooftop ?

Q Can this energy be stored ?

  1. Front-of-the-meter (FTM): It is implemented at the utility scale, wherein the battery system is connected to the transmission or distribution network that ensures grid reliability. This happens on a considerably large scale (~MWh scale).
  2. Behind-the-meter (BTM): The other method is implemented at the residential and commercial/industrial level, mainly to provide backup during a power failure or to store excess locally generated energy from solar rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems.

India’s storage capacity

Q What are the challenges associated ?

A Storage Challenges 

Other key challenges

Q What can be the way forward ?