Uncovering Patna’s solar potential is the first step towards positioning rooftop solar as a solution to the state’s power woes. This report provides the city’s stakeholders, data and insights needed to ensure the solar revolution in Patna.

The Government of Uttar Pradesh is equally committed to promote the deployment of rooftop solar photovoltaic plants.

The National Solar Mission (NSM) launched in January 2010 is a major initiative of the GoI with active participation from States to promote utilization of solar energy to supplement the country’s energy needs.

Power from solar energy contributed only 0.41% of overall power demand in India in 2013-14. A cumulative installed capacity (CIC) of 100 GW of solar power by 2021-22 would help scale up India’s solar capacity to 9% of total power demand.

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) have launched a publication showcasing successful examples of access to sustainable energy and services in Africa.

Solar energy is widely available throughout the world and can contribute to reduced dependence on energy imports. As it entails no fuel price risk or constraints, it also improves security of supply.

The Government of Tamil Nadu has launched the Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy 2012 to promote solar energy. It has been envisioned to add about 3000 MW by the year 2015 under the Policy. The Electricity Act, 2003, mandates the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions to promote generation of electricity from renewable sources of energy.

The Government of Haryana has formulated Haryana Solar Power Policy 2014 to promote the generation of power from solar energy.

The development of mini-grids based on renewable energy sources such as solar PV, biogas and small hydro has been a successful venture in India.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on anti dumping duty on imported solar modules, 06/08/2014.

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