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How can rooftop solar energy projects offer an opportunity for India to meet its emission reduction targets? Comment.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

4. How can rooftop solar energy projects offer an opportunity for India to meet its emission reduction targets? Comment. (250 words)

Reference:  Down to Earth

Why the question:

The article explains to us why rooftop solar and storage offers a viable future for India.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss how rooftop solar energy projects can offer an opportunity for India to meet its emission reduction targets.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

The Union government’s target of producing 40 gigawatts of rooftop solar power by 2022 is unrealistic: The country could produce only 4.4 GW rooftop solar energy till March 31, 2021, according to the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

First explain what you understand by solar rooftops; A solar photovoltaic (PV) system mounted on a rooftop of a building is a mini-power requirement or feed into the grid.

Discuss the need of solar rooftops.

Explain why it’s a viable alternative and an opportunity for India.

Discuss associated challenges.  Suggest policies in support of solar rooftops in India.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.