Renewable Energy
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Project Name

Accelerating decentralized energy generation in India through international supply chains driving scale-up of reliable solar mini-grids

Name of Client

British High Commission BHC, India



Project Location within country


Source of Financing

British High Commission BHC, India

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

May 2015

Completion Date


Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
This project aimed to identify the supply chain barriers in deploying solar mini-grids in India and identify opportunities for international supply chains driving high-quality standards- procedures, encourage investment into the sector and provide recommendations for large scale deployment of solar PV mini-grids in India.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  • Mapping of Indian project developers, manufacturers, equipment suppliers, financiers, etc., across supply chains in decentralized energy generation through solar PV mini-grids and identifying key issues faced;
  • Stakeholder consultations (through interviews and workshops) to define the standards (in technology as well as implementation) for reliable solar PV mini-grids in India and aid knowledge sharing between developers;
  • Field visits to mini-grid installation sites;
  • Drafted case Studies: concept to commissioning constraints with developers;
  • Assisted in planning, designing and executing the project webinar involving Indian and UK stakeholders;
  • Drafted recommendations to promote large scale decentralized renewable energy generation through solar mini-grids in India.