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Govt’s Initiatives for Public Participation in Rooftop Solar Scheme


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According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy data, several steps have been taken by the Government to increase public participation in Rooftop Solar Scheme.

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The information was given by Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, R.K.Singh in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

  1. Govt has Launched phase II of rooftop solar programme with Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for residential sector and incentives in slabs for the Power Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) for achievement of additional capacity over and above the installed capacity of the previous year.
  2. Govt has developed online portals and aggregation of demand relating to rooftop solar projects.
  3. Preparation of model MoU, PPA and Capex Agreement for expeditious implementation of RTS projects in Government Sector.
  4. Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020 has been issued for net-metering up to five hundred Kilowatt or upto the electrical sanctioned load, whichever is lower.
  5. SPIN-an online platform developed for expediting project approval, report submission and monitoring progress of implementation of RTS projects.
  6. Facilitation of concessional loans from World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB).
  7. Renewable energy included under priority sector lending
  8. Innovative Business models for rooftop solar
  9. Information and public awareness activities through print and electronic media.
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  1. Roof top solar with net metering facility with local BESCOM agreement to be encouraged to boost the RE sectors. More awareness to be created for all type of consumers. Another sectors needs govt. attention is solar pumping system for agreecultural purpose. More focus in required for quality of raw materials used and method of installation done by the contractors.

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