'CSTEP's Rooftop Evaluation for Solar Tool' (CREST) was launched online on 2 September 2020. Designed on the basis of an aerial survey of Bengaluru, using airborne LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology, the tool will enable a higher uptake of rooftop solar in India.
The aerial survey identified the most suitable location for installing rooftop solar on a building and has helped in determining Bengaluru's real solar potential. Using this information, electricity distribution companies and the state government can design suitable policies for uptake of rooftop solar, enabling consumers to see the best-case scenario for installing RTPV.
Conducting similar studies across the country can help India achieve its solar-energy targets.
To learn more about CREST, watch this video.
To watch CREST's online launch, click here.