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The Development Of India Distributed Rooftop Photovoltaic Project Is Restricted
- Jun 22, 2018 -


Although India has been developing photovoltaic industry in recent years, and even issued the India solar energy plan, overall progress is not satisfactory. From more accurate data, in the first quarter of 2018, although India's PV installed capacity rose to more than 3 gigawatts due to the delay in production planned for the previous quarter, the distributed rooftop PV project was only 390 megawatts, accounting for only 12% of the total installed capacity in the first quarter. In the first quarter of 2018, the total amount of solar PV installed in China was 9.65 GW, of which the official statistics of the installed capacity of the distributed photovoltaic power station were 7.68 GW, accounting for about 80% of the total installed capacity.


If the development of the distributed PV power station in China is so rapid that it is benefiting from the promotion of the PV project, the development of the distributed rooftop photovoltaic power station in India is far behind the centralized ground power station, which has its own unique reasons.


The main content of the solar plan, launched by India's prime minister Modi, includes the realization of 40 GW solar roofs by 2022 and the construction of a 60 gigawatts of large and medium-sized solar grid. In other words, India put the focus on the construction of photovoltaic power stations on the large and medium solar grid projects. From the present situation, it is difficult for India to complete the installation of large and medium-sized solar grid projects. (in the first quarter of this year, 22.8 gigawatts of solar PV installed in India), the distributed rooftop photovoltaic power station The construction of nature will be ignored to a certain extent.


Secondly, the lack of effective supervision to combat the enthusiasm of the government, operators and the public. Since the implementation of India rooftop photovoltaic power plant subsidies, due to the lack of effective regulatory and policy loopholes, the use of cheap pollution diesel generators to generate electricity, impersonating the rooftop photovoltaic power plants to generate electricity, thus the concern of "fraud" subsidies has always existed. This has, to a certain extent, reduced the enthusiasm of the government. The government's policy of abolition of the non tendering rooftop solar subsidy for the India government has also suppressed the enthusiasm of the operators and the public because of the lack of enthusiasm for the government to bid, the slow process and the numerous complex bank costs.


Again, the subsidy is not in time. Compared with China's payment of a cash subsidy for a quarter or half a year based on the capacity of a PV power station, the current distributed rooftop photovoltaic power station in India is paying 30% of the subsidy to the developers and there are many restrictions. But in fact, these subsidies are extremely slow, delayed for up to eight to ten months, and this is a problem in China, which is a problem for large ground photovoltaic power plant operators. In fact, the tardy subsidies have made many small operators in India feel "tired".


Finally, according to a report released by Peng Boxin Energy Finance (BNEF), India needs to invest 23 billion dollars in the next 5 years to achieve its 40GW roof photovoltaic target in 2022. Can such a huge sum attract enough investment in India's rooftop photovoltaic market, or will the government of India have the ability to pay? India has prepared a budget of about $750 million for rooftop PV projects, but the latest India rooftop solar scheme requires 234 billion 500 million rupees (about $3 billion 437 million) to the central government for financial aid.


Of course, the lack of attention, excessive stakeholder participation and the lack of feasible roofs are all factors that restrict the development of India rooftop PV projects. However, with the reduction in the proportion of photovoltaic power in recent years, the proportion of photovoltaic power stations in the roof will not increase, the roof photovoltaic power generation in India The eyes are also growing rapidly. According to statistics, the first quarter of 2018, India roof photovoltaic growth rate of more than 50%.