Community solar-upfront onsite model is a capex based shared solar model. Under this model, a group of consumers jointly share the ownership of a large system located within their community.
Benefits to consumers
  1. Consumers living in apartments and high-rise buildings can also install rooftop solar systems.
  2. Aggregated procurement by the discom can ensure better quality of installation.
Benefits to developers
  1. Developers can gain access to communities that are interested in solar rooftop systems and are able to install relatively larger systems compared to individual residential systems, thus reducing customer acquisition and other transactional costs.
Source : Implemented in various places
  • Target Consumer Segment
    Consumers who can bear the upfront cost of rooftop system. Consumers with shared roof
  • Location
    Apartment buildings, and other shared spaces within the community
  • Asset Ownership
  • Metering Arrangement
    Virtual net-metering
  • Role of Discom
    Aggregated procurement
  • Level of involvement by utility
  • Need for partnerships
  • Revenue to DISCOM
  • Skill Requirement
  • Risk to Utility