INDIA SOLAR OPEN ACCESS MARKET I AUGUST 2018

Total open access solar capacity in India is currently estimated at 2,894 MW, just 12% of total solar capacity in the country.

Open access solar is fundamentally a very attractive market opportunity. C&I customers account for 51% of total power consumed in the country. Share of long-term open access is just 4% and share of open access solar is only 0.5%. Drivers for growth include rising cost advantage over grid power and policy thrust on mitigation in carbon emissions.

Figure: Power sources for C&I consumers