Evaluating readiness for renewable energy adoption in India: a multi-state survey of industrial and residential power consumers

This study aims to develop a bottom-up understanding of the bottlenecks that impede the success of decentralised solutions to renewable energy adoption, particularly rooftop solar. It also seeks to identify a roadmap for directing policy support for overcoming these barriers. The primary objective is to understand the key technical, informational, policy, and regulatory bottlenecks for adopting rooftop solar as perceived by different electricity consumer groups. Moreover, the study tries to assess how perceptions regarding renewable energy influence behavioural decisions related to adoption of rooftop solar, particularly for residential consumers. This will help link the ground realities and existing narratives that guide the current policy discourse around renewable energy.