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Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched a program on Development of Solar Cities. The program aims at minimum 10% reduction in projected demand of conventional energy at the end of five years, which can be achieved through a combination of energy efficiency measures and enhancing supply from renewable energy sources. Solar Power will play a crucial role here.

As per GOI's roadmap for solar power by 2022 – 100 GW, smart city guidelines insists 10% energy requirement of smart city to come from solar.

    Solar power can be generated by :

  • Rooftop PV System :
  • All India market potential for rooftop SPV is 124GW if solar systems are installed on rooftops of residential, commercial, institutional & industrial buildings. Electricity generated could be fed into the grid at regulated feed-in tariffs or could be used for self-consumption.

    Aspirify has a joint venture with Sunshot Technologies, India. Sunshot has expertise in design & engineering, project implementation and monitoring & maintenance of rooftop PV systems.

  • Solar Parks – Ground Mounted :
  • Solar Park is a concentrated zone of development of solar power generation projects. It provides developers an area that is well characterized, with proper infrastructure and access to amenities. For example, the 'Charanka Solar Park' in Gujarat and 'Bhadla Solar Park' in Rajasthan only enable the states to meet their policy targets for solar power and renewable purchase obligations, they also play a role in reducing India's carbon footprint, promote high end technical investments and empower local communities.

  • Mounted Solar Panels on Water Bodies :
  • Placing the panels on a lake or reservoir frees up surrounding land for agricultural use, conservation, or other development. Installation is also quick and relatively inexpensive, because there's no need for excavation or a foundation. The floatation structure doesn't need heavy-duty equipment for assembly. Floating PV arrays also help to save gallons of water by reducing evaporation.