Community solar – discom-owned model is a RESCO-based shared solar model where the discom owns and operates the system. This model is suitable for those consumers who do not have a rooftop ownership or have access to exclusive roof spaces.
Benefits to discoms
  1. With direct investment, the model provides an opportunity for additional revenue for discoms.
Benefits to consumers
  1. Those consumers who cannot afford to pay the upfront cost can subscribe to the system on a monthly basis and get the subsequent benefits.
  2. Consumers living in apartments and high-rise buildings can avail the benefits of rooftop solar energy
  3. Procurement and maintenance by the discom can ensure better quality of installation and performance of the system.
Source : Implemented in various places
  • Target Consumer Segment
    Consumers having access to shared roof
  • Location
    Apartment buildings, community buildings and other shared spaces within the community
  • Asset Ownership
  • Metering Arrangement
    Virtual net-metering
  • Role of Discom
  • Level of involvement by utility
  • Need for partnerships
  • Revenue to DISCOM
  • Skill Requirement
  • Risk to Utility