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.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
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.
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.
Conclude with way forward.