Rooftop solar is expected to play a major role in India’s 280 GW solar target for 2030. However, only ~8 GW of the 40 GW target for 2022 has been achieved so far. The residential sector accounts for less than 20% of this installed capacity, despite being offered incentives such as net metering and a 20%–40% capital subsidy.
The factors discussed in the article should be taken into account, and concerted efforts need to be made by central and state-level stakeholders to ensure that the National Rooftop Portal achieves its intended objectives. This will promote the growth of the residential rooftop solar sector in the long run.