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Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme

This topic of “Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme” is important from the perspective of the UPSC IAS Examination, which falls under General Studies Portion.

Introduction:

  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s Phase-II of the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme
  • Introduced with JAKEDA as nodal agency in UT of J&K for achieving cumulative capacity of 220MW

Ministry/Agency:

  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
  • JAKEDA as nodal agency for UT of J&K

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Benefits:

  • Single platform to monitor various Solar PV based plants
  • Subsidy of 40% for 1-3Kw and 20% for above 3Kw capacity for consumers
  • Hassle-free application process through National Portal for Rooftop Solar
  • Consumer pays only beneficiary share and CFA disbursed to Empaneled Vendor directly after inspection by JAKEDA

Eligibility:

  • Residential consumers and Group Housing Society can apply
  • Have electricity connection in own name and pay regular electricity bill
  • Have permission to use roof for solar rooftop installation from the owner

Implementation Strategy:

  • To achieve cumulative capacity of 220MW under 20MW Residential Scheme and 200 MW Jammu Solar City “Solar City Mission”
  • Consumers can apply hassle-free through National Portal for Rooftop Solar http://solarrooftop.gov.in
  • Subsidy of 40% for 1-3Kw and 20% for above 3Kw capacity will be provided to consumers

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