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Commercialization of Solar Energy in Urban and Industrial Areas in India (ComSolar)

As of: January 2021

The project supported the development and demonstration of innovative business models for commercialising solar energy in both urban and industrial zones. To this end, it developed a strategy for marketing solar energy and supporting the implementation of the National Solar Mission, which aims to install solar power plants generating an output of 100 GW by 2020. Activities included feasibility studies, technology transfer, information campaigns and comprehensive capacity building for the project partners.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Support provided to project planners through web-based Solar Guidelines
  • Pilot projects (selection):
  • Solar Air Heating in Ladkah
  • PV systems on the above-ground Delhi Metro Stations and the Bangalore Cricket Stadium
  • Solar thermal process heat
  • Solar thermal plant 'India One' (1 MWel) with innovative storage capacity enabling 24-hour operations in Abu Road/Rajasthan
  • Comprehensive capacity building for public and private partners, including administrations, universities and private sector organisations

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Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy - India

Implementing partner(s):
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy - India

BMU grant:
13.307.647,31 €

12/2009  till  10/2016


Supporting innovative technologies within the International Climate Initiative (IKI): Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) (PDF, 482 KB)


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