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Solar Mapping and Monitoring (SolMap)

As of: January 2022

The project helped to create an enabling environment for solar power plant planning and implementation, and to optimise the profits from solar plants in India. To support this process, a country-wide solar measurement and monitoring programme was established to provide reliable data on solar irradiation and monitor the efficiency of solar plants currently in operation. Greenhouse gas emissions can be lowered and dependency on fossil fuels reduced by increasing the amount of energy generated from photovoltaic and solar thermal plants.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • At 120 sites monitoring stations have been installed for solar radiation. All states of India were involved in the project.
  • One of the biggest national networks of precision solar radiation measurements worldwide
  • Commercial exploitation of data
  • The project has been invited to participate in the "Global Solar and Wind Atlas" initiative of IRENA.

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:
1.948.300,00 €

11/2010  till  09/2015

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