Status of Distributed Solar Energy in Tamil Nadu – Challenges & Roadmap 2025



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.

Auroville Consulting
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