Why Solar Energy Is Not For India?

By Bhagyta Gupta

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1. High Initial Cost:

Solar panels and related equipment are expensive upfront. This makes it difficult for many people and businesses to afford them. Large-scale solar projects also require significant investment.

Infrastructure Challenges

India’s power grid and storage facilities need improvement. Without proper infrastructure, it’s hard to transmit excess solar power or store energy effectively.

Government Support

While the government offers subsidies and incentives, red tape and lack of awareness can limit their impact. Sometimes, delays in implementation affect their effectiveness.

Sunlight Dependence

Solar energy relies on sunlight, which varies throughout the day and across seasons. This inconsistency makes it challenging to meet energy demand consistently.

Existing Fossil Fuel Dependency

India heavily relies on fossil fuels. Transitioning to solar energy means overcoming this existing dependence.

Technical Complexity

 Installing rooftop solar panels involves technical complexities and high costs. Many people aren’t aware of the process.

Metering Choices

 Deciding between gross metering (feeding all generated power into the grid) and net metering (direct consumption) affects solar adoption.

Policy Implementation Gap

Despite government initiatives, translating policies into practical projects remains a challenge.