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Challenges in Indian Solar Sector

-Solar Energy Corporation of India’s Chairman & Managing Director, R P Gupta, highlights land acquisition as a significant barrier to solar sector growth in India.

-Gupta outlines the complexities of acquiring land for solar projects, including state-specific procedures, ownership complexities, and various permits.

-Challenges include navigating through procedural intricacies, dealing with unclear land records and titles, inflated land prices in high solar potential areas, and potential local conflicts, leading to project delays.

-Gupta suggests floating solar facilities as a viable solution to circumvent land acquisition challenges, emphasizing the need for alternative approaches.

Originally published on Economic Times

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