As of the end of 2020, Tamil Nadu has an installed solar PV capacity of over 4 GW. However, distributed solar PV makes a disproportionately small contribution in this: less than 20%. This report outlines the current state of distributed solar energy in the State. It identifies and elaborates on the challenges for solar energy in relation to:
i) Policy and regulations,
ii) Operational challenges,
iii) Solar PV financing,
iv) Skill development,
v) Grid integration of solar energy.
We explore a roadmap to 2025 consisting of a set of measures – foundational and advanced – for the utility and policy makers to accelerate the transition to a distributed solar energy future.