Solar Mapping and Monitoring (SolMap)
As of: April 2020
Objective and activities
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.