Natural Group Presentation at SolarTech – Solar Energy Policy July 2014 – Next Steps for Solar

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My presentation at Solartech 2014 encompassed the next steps for Solar in India moving forward.

A few suggestions include

A. Focus has to be on Distributed Generation <500KWp
B. Incentivise efficiency for Discom and State
C. Introduce a layered FIT across States bands could be 5KWp, 50 KWp, 300KWp
D. Make Net Metering Mandatory for States
E. Apply Net metering units towards RPO, REC
F. Discoms that do not apply Net Metering don't qualify for central assistance
G. Provide low interest loans 5-8% to solar consumers upto 5 KW only
H. Provide higher subsidy 70% to Agri Consumers especially water pumps
I. Reduce remote locations dependence on the grid
J. Timely distribution of Solar Subsidy
K. Clean coal fund dedicated to renewables only
L. Subsidy payments on time
M. Diversify large installations with none above 2MW in a certain radius to reduce losses

About Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan, is an accomplished speaker and visionary in the Solar Energy space in India. Ritesh is from an Engineering Background with a Master’s Degree in Technology and had spent more than a decade as the Infrastructure Head for a public limited company with the last 9 years dedicated to Solar and Renewable Energy. He also runs the 2 largest India focused renewable energy groups on LinkedIn - Solar - India and Renewables - India
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