June 2022

14:30 – 16:00 IST

Room 008, AMSOM Heritage Building
Meeting ID: 951 6059 3749
Passcode: 780469


Global Potential of Solar Rooftop

Siddharth Joshi

PhD Scholar, University College Cork

Rooftop solar photovoltaics currently account for 42% of the global solar photovoltaics installed capacity. Being decentralised in nature, rooftop solar PV technology can lead to a consumer-driven breakthrough in tackling climate change, reducing local air pollution, accelerating development, and providing affordable energy access to areas lacking electrification. Yet, only limited information is available on its global potential and associated costs at a high spatiotemporal resolution. The speaker will present a global assessment of the rooftop solar PV’s electricity generation potential at a high spatial and temporal resolution using a novel methodology that utilises big data, machine learning and planetary-scale cloud computing.


Siddharth Joshi

Siddharth Joshi is an SFI funded PhD scholar with Energy Policy and Modelling Group. His work focuses on building Global Energy Model using Integrated Assessment Modelling. Siddharth holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics, Instrumentation and Control from Thapar University, India and a Master of Engineering Science in Sustainable Energy from University College Cork. He has previously worked as Detail Design Engineer for GS Engineering and Construction, as Business Technology Associate for ZS Associates and successfully ran a Health Startup focussing on Information Technology-assisted healthcare delivery.