Sep 6, 2016: The Indian solar market seems to be in an upbeat position, with the government promising to install 40 GW of solar rooftop capacity by 2022. Unfortunately, all is not well in the solar industry of the nation. There are a number of ongoing issues that need to be addressed on an immediate basis. The issues mostly pertain to solar rooftop projects, safety of products, lack of standard financing infrastructure, model for consumption of solar projects and lifespan of solar products. This is where IndiaGoSolar, an online solar marketplace, founded by Harish Ahuja, has stepped in as a guide to provide apt solar solutions to the consumers.
IndiaGoSolar offers solar solutions to consumers
IndiaGoSolar provides a variety of solar products, schemes and services. The company also runs auctions for solar rooftop projects of 50kW and above, price ranging from Rs 25 lakh (2.5 million)to Rs 2 crore(20 million). In 2015, the Power Minister of India, Piyush Goyal, announced that Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) will offer loan at an interest rate between 9.9% and 10.7% for rooftop solar projects. Following the announcement, IndiaGoSolar collaborated with banks to offer solar loans to consumers who werewilling to buy rooftop projects from IndiaGoSolar.
IndiaGoSolar also collaborats with Skill Council for Green Jobs to facilitate online training courses on solar related subjects. Skill Council for Green Jobs is a skill development scheme started by the Indian government in partnership with National Skill Development Mission (NSDM). The aim of the scheme is to address the skill requirements of manufacturers and service providers of green business division.