Major Steps By Government To Scale Up Rooftop Solar Capacity In The Country


Major steps taken to scale-up rooftop solar in the country, inter-alia, include:

  • Launch of Rooftop Solar Programme Ph-II with CFA for the residential sector and incentives in slabs for the DISCOMs for the achievement of additional RTS capacity in a year over and above the installed RTS capacity of the previous year.
  • Launch of a National Portal where residential consumers from any part of the country can apply for the installation of rooftop solar and get subsidies directly into their bank account under the Programme.
  • Development of online portals at the DISCOM level and aggregation of demand relating to RTS projects.
  • Preparation of model MoU, PPA, and Capex Agreement for expeditious implementation of RTS projects in the Government Sector.
  • Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020 has been issued for net-metering up to five hundred Kilowatt or up to the electrical sanctioned load, whichever is lower.
  • The online portal was developed for expediting project approval, report submission, and monitoring the progress of the implementation of RTS projects.
  • Facilitation of concessional loans from multilateral agencies such as the World Bank.
  • Renewable energy is included under the priority sector lending guidelines of RBI.
  • Declaration of the trajectory of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) up to the year 2030
  • Quality standards for deployment of solar photovoltaic systems/devices notified.
  • Innovative business models for RTS prescribed.
  • Information and public awareness activities through various mediums.
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This information was given by Shri R.K Singh, Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.


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