Briefing Note Community Solar: How to Meet Tamil Nadu’s Solar Energy Target & Reduce the State’s Subsidy Burden?

This note explores the potential of a State Government facilitated community solar energy program or rooftop solar program for domestic consumers as a mitigation strategy for a rationalization of electricity tariffs. The combination of (i) phasing out electricity subsidy for all domestic consumers, (ii) a tariff rationalization for the domestic electricity category (I-A), and (iii) a TANGEDCO facilitated and State Government supported solar scheme has the potential to result in substantial financial 25-year savings for the State Government and TANGEDCO. At the same time this approach has the potential to benefit the domestic consumers and financial gains, resulting in creating green jobs, increasing income from tax revenue and contributing to meeting the State’s solar energy and climate targets.

Auroville Consulting
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