Installing rooftop solar panels, or even buying power from a community rooftop solar plant, may make electricity bill payments cheaper, according to a recent study.

In order to accelerate the global transition to clean energy, it is important to systematically identify the risks associated with RE deployment and address these risks through a combination of policy and market-based interventions.

This brief examines the issue of curtailment for technical and commercial reasons and its impact on stakeholders; must-run status for renewable power; and the prospective role of granting compensation for grid unavailability and instability.

India’s firm commitment towards the global clean energy transition is evident from its renewable energy (RE) deployment targets as well as the policy measures taken to facilitate RE deployment and its integration at higher shares.

The four components of an electricity bill and the factors that influence them are as follows: Power procurement costs: The cost to generate power is driven by the overall mix of generation, the cost of fuel for each generation source, the efficiency of these generators, and the capital and operational costs of each generator.

India is making significant strides towards meeting climate commitments and is on course to surpass its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets before 2030, said an independent study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).

Access to daily hours of grid electricity is strongly associated with people’s subjective satisfaction with power supply. But users of off-grid solar power are less sensitive to the number of hours available.

The report attempts to bridge the knowledge gap through the analysis of 1600 farmers’ interviews, and 10 focused group discussions with farmers. The study is focused on Uttar Pradesh, the state with the largest population of farmers in the country.

Solar pumps could improve access to sustainable irrigation for farmers in India. The central government is committed to supporting solar pumps through capital subsidy schemes.

Solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS) offer significant opportunities to facilitate irrigation access in an environmentally-sustainable manner. In India, with a substantial government support in form of capital subsidies, over 100,000 solar pumps had been installed by December 2016.

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