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 Indian industry have been exploring and experimenting with rooftop solar systems for over 3 years now, starting with 2010.

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I felt this was a good time to review prominent case studies of rooftop solar deployment in Indian industry.

This blog post will analyse some of the top rooftop solar installations on industrial and commercial rooftops in India.

Solar PV can be set up on commercial buildings for lighting, AC and other usage. This helps commercial business move away from relying solely on central power plants and dramatically reduce grid electricity use and electricity bills.

For most commercial and industrial buildings, rooftop solar technology is the clear choice as most other renewable energies aren’t quite ready for prime time in the small-installation. They thrive in large megawatt-sized developments. Solar can be a solution almost everywhere.

There are other reasons why captive/rooftop solar systems make sense for these large facilities:

  • Large, flat, relatively empty roofs top most industrial facilities, warehouses, and big-box retail stores, creating a solar-energy system’s version of prime real estate. Low-slope commercial and industrial rooftops cover approximately 13-billion sq. yd. worldwide, enough to generate more than 800 gigawatts of electricity. These flat and often easily accessible rooftops make solar-system installation and maintenance easy on roofers, solar photovoltaic integrators, and the building owners.
  • The certain low cost of clean energy protects a company from volatile energy prices. The fuels that most of utilities rely on to produce electricity-coal and natural gas-fluctuate in price. While they may not vary as wildly as the price of gasoline, they historically have risen over time. In response, so do the rates electric companies charge, sometimes dramatically. Making the switch to generating power on-site from an eternally free source of energy-the sun-can bring certainty to operating costs for decades.
  • Dozens of state and central tax rebate and credit opportunities are available for rooftop-solar systems.

Interested in understanding further how to use rooftop solar to reduce diesel based power for your company?

EAI has a dedicated division SURE-FIRE that can provide a blueprint for using rooftop solar and other sustainable/renewable energy resources to reduce your furnace oil, LPG or diesel consumption for your company’s operations. Refer to the EAI SURE-FIRE section for details on how you can get a quick understanding of feasible avenues for your company.

Also: Check out an interesting site on solar: Suncyclopedia, the Solar Encyclopedia

Check out: EAI Consulting for Solar Energy – Solar PV & Solar Thermal

About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.


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