The (non) zero-sum game of rooftop solar – Jakarta Post

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Fabby Tumiwa and Marlistya Citraningrum (The Jakarta Post)


Jakarta   ●   Fri, May 28 2021

As solar energy is crowned “king of electricity” and its installations continue to expand, it also demonstrates the true meaning of energy democracy. We are talking about distributed photovoltaics (PV) – driven by the wide availability of solar irradiation, the modular characteristics of solar PV systems, the rise of climate action and the increasing access to solar providers.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) recorded net-capacity additions of approximately 38 gigawatts (GW) distributed PVs in the commercial and industrial (C&I) and residential sector for 2020, and projects 46 GW of cumulative installation in 2021 following economic recovery (accelerated scenario). Key markets such as the United States and India showed a brief decline in distributed PV installations, but sensible policies have boosted installation for the residential segment in China…

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