Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, launched the SARAL – State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index.
SARAL is the index that evaluates each States based on the innovations and actions taken for the development of rooftop solar energy.
What is the objective of SARAL
This scheme SARAL will evaluate the performance of each Indian state with respect to their attractiveness towards the development of Rooftop Solar energy.
This will help states to channelize investments that can eventually help the sector grow. In addition, such an exercise is likely to create a more conducive environment for solar rooftop installations, encourage investment and lead to an accelerated growth of the sector.
What are the key aspects
SARAL – State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index, currently captures five key aspects –
- robustness of policy framework
- implementation environment
- investment climate
- consumer experience
- business ecosystem
Who are the working partners
SARAL has been designed collaboratively by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF), Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Ernst & Young (EY).
Ranking of States
The State of Karnataka has been placed at the first rank in the Index that evaluates Indian states based on their attractiveness for rooftop development. Telangana, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh have got 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rank respectively.