By Rhythm Singh
The author is Assistant Professor, National Institute of Construction Management and Research, Pune, India, firstname.lastname@example.org
India has an ambitious National Solar Mission for the accelerated deployment of solar power technologies in the coming years. Rooftop solar photovoltaic is a promising technology for urban areas in India.
There are an estimated 78.87 million urban households and 167.83 million rural households in India (Census of India, 2011). Out of these, almost all of the rural households and a majority of the urban households stay in residential areas having a very low height to spread ratio. A number of individual built up structures have their roofs exposed to the sun. It has been estimated that a major portion of the country, around 2,000,000 sq km has an annual average...