India's solar mission: A review

Shrimali, G and Rohra, S (2012) India's solar mission: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16 (8). pp. 6317-6332. ISSN 1364-0321

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The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) is one of India's key policy and scientific experiments. The programme is audacious in its goal, deterministic in its approach, disjointed in its design, and challenged in its governance. Yet it holds the promise of transforming the lives of millions of Indians. This paper provides an analysis of the JNNSM in the Indian institutional context - in particular, in the context of the power sector reforms. It highlights the barriers to development and diffusion that have been dismantled though the use of appropriate policy tools, and those that still remain. It identifies the policy implementation challenges likely to be encountered in the case of grid-connected, roof-top, and off-grid applications as well as in the areas of research, development and technology transfer. Finally, it discusses a series of high-level approaches based on global best practices to address these remaining challenges. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: India power sector reforms; India solar policy; Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission; Policy implementation
Subjects: Business and Management
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2014 15:42
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2023 21:38

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