Learnings for Tamil Nadu from grid-connected agricultural solar photovoltaic schemes in India

The paper studies the design and performance of three schemes Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) in Gujarat, Surya Raitha Scheme in Karnataka, and the Solar BLDC Pump Pilot in Andhra Pradesh—that predated the launch of KUSUM’s Component C in Tamil Nadu. The objective of this paper is to highlight the learnings from the schemes in these three states, which could prove useful to stakeholders in Tamil Nadu, especially discoms and the state’s Renewable Energy Development Agency in the lead-up to operationalizing Component C.