Solar roof top with storage: Emergence of new prosumersclass !

By: Idiagosolar
DELHI, India - Oct. 10, 2016 - PRLog -- The power supply in India is mainly dominated by central and state owned distribution companies (DISCOMS). Over the past few years though share of private sector has increased but the 95% of distribution network is owned by state owned Discom. This distribution companies are  enjoying monopoly from last 50 years.   In the present scenario, Discoms have no major competition from other private suppliers till the time wires & content business get separated in true spirit as per Electricity Amendment Bill (EAB), 2014. Once this happen, it will change the rules of game.

Over the years DISCOMS have piled up heavy losses and liabilities.  The patheticcondition is prevailing due to lack of right investments, low maintenance, inefficient planning, high distribution and transmission cost, theft of electricity. Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses ie difference between units input into system and the units for which payment received. Distribution companies are also facing political pressure for keeping the tariff structure attuned to vote bank politics

Net metering shall prove an important tool for solar energy adaption across states.Despite of central government's continuous efforts, net-metering has not been readily adopted by all states or their DISCOMs. The adoption of net metering does not depend only upon one criterion, but other issues likelack of grid management technology, impact on local grid, impact on financial health of DISCOMS.  A lot of issues has to be discussed openly between policy makers, regulators, discoms, solar developers,financiers and last but not the least consumers.

The energy deficit in India's make it a huge opportunity for off-grid renewable energy solutions, in particular solar home systems and decentralized renewable energy systems. Instead of giving burden to DISCOMS,it will be better to have solar energy regime with improved storage technology. Energy storage market in India is undergoing major transformation. Energy storage will play a key role managing the renewable energy in micro grids. According to Indian Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) estimated the market potential of energy storage (for all types of energy storage technologies including thermal storage) in India at over 15 GW by 2020. The market potential for energy storage is huge and with improved energy storage devices, the costs of renewable will all keep coming down.
India opens market for global giants of solar battery makers such as Tesla Motors Inc, Samsung SDI Co,Parasonic Corp. Energy Storage will be a game changer that can boost energy sector within a decade. Government policies for energy storage, major change in grid needs, will embark the reduction in cost of power storage.  At the moment, there are few successfully implemented large scale energy storage projects available in the country and some projects are also under construction
A boost on energy storage will change the face of grid transmission and make solar rooftop with storage a compelling and viable option for consumers giving tough competition to grid electricity. Welcome to the world of prosumers, consumers who will be generating their own electricity & selling to grid also.


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