Draft of solar policy for Goa- 2017

The draft of the solar energy policy prepared by the Goa energy developement agency (GEDA) is now open for suggestions and comments from the public and stakeholders. Goa is richly endowed with moderate climate and bright sunshine for almost 8-9 months a year for generating solar power. The state entirely depends on thermal energy generated in other states. Goa being eco-sensitive, no thermal energy generation is possible in the state. To attain self-reliance in power generation and promote clean source of power, solar policy is being adopted. This would result in reduction of carbon emissions, the policy states. It goes on to add that the challenge before the state government is not only to meet the ever-growing demand for power, but also to progressively increase the share of renewable sources.