The solar partners model is a RESCO-based model where the discom owns and operates the system. It targets consumers who do not have access to roof areas or lives on rented properties.
Benefits to discoms
  1. Through strategic identification of roof clusters, discoms can optimise the benefits from rooftop solar to the distribution network.
  2. Easier to execute as this model do not have monthly subscription from consumers.
Benefits to developers
  1. Developers can get access to clustered rooftops, which will allow larger aggregated system sizes and thus, reducing their sales and logistical costs.
  2. Since electricity is sold directly to the discom, developers face lower payment default risk.
Source : Implemented in various places
  • Target Consumer Segment
    Consumers with or without access to roof
  • Location
    Large roof spaces in the discom license area such as warehouses, discom owned buildings etc.
  • Asset Ownership
  • Metering Arrangement
    Fed to grid
  • Role of Discom
    Ownership, roof aggregation, demand aggregation
  • Level of involvement by utility
  • Need for partnerships
  • Revenue to DISCOM
  • Skill Requirement
  • Risk to Utility