The impact of the 10kW net metering limit on India’s rooftop solar market

A new regulation that excludes rooftop solar systems over 10 kilowatts (kW) from net metering will stall adoption of larger installations in India, undermining progress towards the government’s rooftop solar target of 40 gigawatts (GW) by 2022. This is according to a new briefing note from IEEFA and JMK Research & Analytics that says a provision in the Ministry of Power’s new rules for electricity consumers which mandates net metering for rooftop solar projects up to 10kW and gross metering for systems with loads above 10kW will likely make rooftop solar commercially unviable for big residential and commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers.