RENEWABLE ENERGY

Solar industry protests against RERC draft norms on rooftop solar

The MSMEs in Rajasthan on Thursday took out protests against Rajasthan energy regulator’s draft proposals that have raised risks of crippling the rooftop industry.

Promoters of over 50 units, including some from other districts of the state, staged protests in front of RERC office and submitted a memorandum to delay the process of finalizing the draft guidelines and withdraw the draconian measures.

They also met power minister B D Kalla to stop the process and have a relook at the provisions. The draft proposals seek to deny the rooftop solar power developers and investors the benefits of lower cost of the renewable energy. If implemented, the laws are likely to wipe out most segments of the rooftop solar energy except the domestic consumers.

“The ambitious generation targets of 40,000MW from rooftop solar set by the Centre and a similar high target by the state lured many MSMEs into the sector. They invested in people, processes and assets to meet the growing demand.

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Times Of India
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