African countries have considerable and largely untapped potential in renewable energies. They have the potential to leapfrog to smart, participatory, distributed energy systems of the future without locking themselves into stranded fossil fuel assets and overly centralised energy systems.

This paper briefly introduces the different socio-economic and environmental conditions in Germany and India and summarizes the very accordingly unlike approaches to

Experience sharing from the German energy policy toolkit and operation experience could provide insights and eventually assist India to successfully implement these missions and help the tropical subcontinent use its large renewables potential.