The national solar mission: a practitioner’s perspective

The development of an ecosystem- through economic, social, institutional arrangements- is of utmost importance in supporting technology dissemination and adequately serving the needs of a community. The National Solar Mission of India has not paid adequate attention to this aspect in its objective to promote off-grid applications of solar energy. This paper brings forward the practitioner’s perspective to highlight the barriers within the NSM guidelines, which adversely affect practical implementation.