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 Many industrial and commercial establishments across India are talking about rooftop solar for their captive consumption.

There is little doubt rooftop solar power systems have been growing at a hectic pace all over the world and in India too, for a variety of reasons.

It is also undeniable that many industries and commercial rooftops can benefit by having solar power systems.

But is this the right time for all the industries and commercial establishments to go for rooftop solar? Or are there some sectors for which rooftop solar make more sense than for others?

In summary, the following are the attractive industrial / commercial sectors for rooftop solar

  • Large Industrial Facilities
  • Large Commercial Buildings/Facilities
  • Communication Sector
  • Water Pumping
  • On-shore and Off-shore Oil & Gas
  • Desalination
  • Remote Monitoring Stations
  • Warning Signals
  • Lighting
  • Refrigeration

This blog will discuss these. I also welcome your views and opinions on the same – please send your thoughts to narsi at

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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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