State RooftopSolar Attractiveness Index 2019: Highlights

State RooftopSolar Attractiveness Index 2019: Highlights

About

  • SARAL which stands for State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index was recently launched by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) in association with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India and Ernst & Young. States are evaluated on the basis of attractiveness for rooftop development. It is first of its kind which provides a comprehensive overview of the measures taken for solar rooftop deployment.

Key Highlights

  • Karnataka has topped the index followed by Telangana.
  • Jammu & Kashmir has been ranked last.
  • Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh are ranked at 3rd and 4th rank respectively.
  • Karnataka has scored 78.8 and is assigned A++.
  • Telangana, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh has scored 72.2, 67.9 and 66.1 respectively.
  • The index has five components:
    • Robustness of policy framework
    • Implementation environment 
    • Investment climate 
    • Consumer experience 
    • Business ecosystem 
  • States are encouraged for assessing the initiatives taken so far and direct the ways which will help in improving solar rooftop ecosystem. 
  • MNRE has set a target of 175 GW of Renewable energy by 2022. 100 GW out of 175 GW is to be achieved by Solar power and 40 GW of that from grid-connected solar rooftops. 

Questions

Ques: 1. Which of the following state has topped SARAL?
a. Rajasthan
b. Gujarat
c. Maharashtra
d. Karnataka

Ques: 2. MNRE has set a target of 175GW RE by 2022. How much GW of it is to be achieved by Solar?
a. 100 GW
b. 125 GW
c. 110 GW
d. 115 GW
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