The inspected rooftop PV plants are located in Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar islands, Jammu, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, and Punjab regions, both on public and on private buildings.
The prevailing climate types in these regions range from warm steppe to tropical climate with fluctuating yearly temperatures between 21°C and 28°C and global irradiation values on the horizontal surface around 1.750 kWh/a. Depending on the region, the average annual rainfall may vary between 700mm and 3000mm.
The plants are located in urban areas and have been installed in rows, parallel to the rooftop surface or on canopy structures. For Phase I, the access was secured thanks to the cooperation of GSES, SECI and several Distribution Companies. PI Berlin together with GSES conducted the site visits with the support of the rooftop owners, GIZ personnel and occasionally with Discom representatives. One day visit was scheduled per site. For Phase II, MCIND and Aerocompact in cooperation with GIZ, secured the access and conducted the site visits, following the latest health and safety recommendations regarding COVID-19 guidelines.