Power Minister launches SARAL – ‘State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index’

Power minister launches SARAL

State of Karnataka gets first rank in the Index, Telangana second, Jammu and Kashmir gets last rank.

What is SARAL ( State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index) ?

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
(MNRE) has developed the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index-SARAL that evaluates Indian states based on their attractiveness for rooftop development.

Who launches SARAL report?
On 21 August 2019 The Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, RK Singh launched the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index-SARAL.

Who design SARAL?

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).

What are the key aspects of SARAL?
SARAL currently captures five key aspects -
1. robustness of policy framework
2.  implementation environment
3.  investment climate
4. consumer experience
5. business ecosystem.

Who gets first rank?

Karnataka gets first rank with 78.8 scores.
Telangana with 72.2, Gujarat with 67 and Andhra Pradesh with 62.2 scores bagged the first four places. All four have been graded A++.

chart of SARAL ranking and scores
Source : mercomindia

What is India's target towards Renewable Energy?

India has set a target of 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, of which 100 GW solar power is to be operational by March 2022, of which 40 GW is expected to come from grid connected solar rooftops.

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