Kerala releases draft Solar Policy – 2013, plans 1500MW by 2030, mandates Solar PV across industries, commercial and residential premises

The Mission is to 
i. Increase the installed capacity of the solar sector in the state to 500 MW by 2017 and 1500 MW by 2030.
ii. Contributing to long term energy security of the State of Kerala as well as ecological security by reduction in carbon emissions
iii. Define end users who can adapt solar in a big way.
iv. Deploy package of incentives and disincentives for identified groups.
v. Adaption of solar to trigger a paradigm shift in the usage of energy at the micro and macro level.
vi. Generating large direct and indirect employment opportunities in solar and allied industries.
vii. Creation of skilled and semi-skilled man power resources for installation and maintenance of the solar systems through promotion of technical and other related training facilities.
viii. Promotion of entrepreneurs / startups industries / institutions in the state who are engaged in the development of innovative solar based systems.
ix. Creating an R&D hub by establishment of institutional collaborations with educational institutions, research centers, industries, utility etc for working towards applied research and commercialization of nascent technologies to accelerate deployment of various combinations of solar power technologies and solar based hybrid co-generation technologies which will focus on improving efficiency in existing systems, reducing cost of balance of system etc.

 

About Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan, is an accomplished speaker and visionary in the Solar Energy space in India. Ritesh is from an Engineering Background with a Master’s Degree in Technology and had spent more than a decade as the Infrastructure Head for a public limited company with the last 9 years dedicated to Solar and Renewable Energy. He also runs the 2 largest India focused renewable energy groups on LinkedIn - Solar - India and Renewables - India
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