According to reports, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has started a feasibility study on rooftop solar power generation. It will look at the technological requirements, response and storage solutions for the alternative energy source.
Praveer Sinha, CEO and executive director of TPDDL, said the study is being done in association with Energy and Environmental Economics, USA. The company received a grant of USD 459,238 from the US Trade and Development Agency for the study, which will be done completed with in a year. USTDA is an independent US government foreign assistance agency funded by the US Congress.
The feasibility study is in line with the government’s National Solar Mission, which envisages establishing India as a global leader in solar energy. “National Solar Mission also aims to promote ecologically sustainable growth across the country. Few states governments have aggressively pursued the policy and today, Gujarat alone has 1,000 MW of installed solar capacity. Delhi too has immense potential in the field,” said Sinha. He added, “This is the first time that such a study is being undertaken on such a large-scale. We will submit the final report to the power regulator for their approval post-completion of the study.