Rooftop Solar Energy Generation in Ramanagara Town, Karnataka
The project, funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in India and the Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI), Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment, Government of Karnataka, investigated the factors determining household behaviour regarding the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Ramanagara, a small city in Karnataka. The study revealed the role of regulatory uncertainty, information barriers, and cultural factors in the low adoption of rooftop solar photovoltaic technology by urban households. Using insights from behavioural economics, the study recommended bundling solar PV loans with housing loans and piloting incremental payment schemes for renewable energy.
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Climate Change Mitigation and Development