Ministry of New and Renewable (MNRE) Guidelines on implementation of Phase – II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme for achieving 40 GW capacity from Rooftop Solar by the year 2022
Aim and Objectives of Phase-II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme is a. To promote grid connected RTS in all consumer segments, viz., residential, institutional, social, Govt., commercial, industrial etc. b. To bring DISCOMs at forefront as key drivers for rapid deployment of RTS. c. To create awareness, capacity building, human resource development, etc. d. To promote sustainable business models. e. To create additional RTS capacity of 38000 MW in the country by 31.12.2022 out of which a capacity of 4000 MW in residential sector with Central Financial Assistance and 34000 MW in other sectors (i.e., Social, Government, educational, PSUs, Statutory /Autonomous bodies, Private Commercial, Industrial Sectors etc.) by suitably incentivizing DISCOMs and f. To promote domestic manufacturing of solar cells and modules .
The CFA has been restructured and higher CFA up to 40 % will be given for RTS systems up to 3 kW capacity. For RTS systems of capacity above 3 kW and up to 10 kW, the CFA of 40% would be applicable only for the first 3 kW capacity and for capacity above 3 kW the CFA would be limited to 20 %. The residential sectors users may install RTS plant of even higher capacity as per their requirement and the respective SERC regulation; however, the CFA would be limited for the first 10 kWp capacity RTS plant.
For Group Housing Societies/Residential Welfare Associations (GHS/RWA) CFA will be limited to 20% for installation of RTS plant for supply of power to common facilities. The capacity eligible for CFA for GHS/ RWA will be limited to 10 kWp per house and total not more than 500 kWp, inclusive of RTS already installed on individual houses in that GHS/ RWA at the time of installation of RTS for common activity.
An amount of Rs. 66 Crore (i.e. 1 % of the amount allocated for CFA sector) has been allocated under the programme for capacity building /awareness activities. This fund will be retained by MNRE for promoting capacity building activities. These activities can be implemented directly by MNRE and/or in coordination with implementing agencies. The implementing agency (DISCOM) will submit detailed proposal /communication plans towards various activities for conducting such capacity building/awareness activities for consumers
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