Journal article

India's on-grid solar power development: Historical transitions, present status and future driving forces

EA Moallemi, L Aye, JM Webb, FJ de Haan, BA George

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Elsevier | Published : 2017


India with a fast growing demand for electricity and increasing consideration to emissions reduction is investing strongly in renewable electricity generation. Among renewables, the Central and State Governments have set aspirational targets for on-grid solar electricity and legislated several supporting policies to realise these targets. As a result of the favourable political environment, the development of on-grid solar, in terms of the rate of growth in installed capacity, has been increasing in the recent years, and it is expected to continue in the future. This paper aims to investigate the impact of historical transitions of India's electricity sector on the ongoing development of on-..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Enayat A. Moallemi thanks the University of Melbourne for providing Australian Federal Government scholarships, International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and Australian Postgraduate International Award (APA), for conducting this research. The authors thank four anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments on the earlier version of this paper. They would also like to thank the former Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in the Government of India, Mr. Rohit Kansal, for his comments on India's electricity sector.