Govt. Schemes

Solar schemes

Solar Energy is being propagated throughout the world on large scale of which India stands third after China and USA. Indiahas got the ability to generate over 1900 billion units of solar energy annually. The Government of India is organizing various public awareness programs and schemes withan objective to empower the nation in Renewable Energy. The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission is one of the programs run by the government with the objective to establish India as a global leader in the solar sector by creating the policy conditions. The Mission has set an ambitious target of deploying 20,000 MW of grid-connected solar power by 2022, which was revised to 1,00,000 MW by 2022 during June 2015.

Solar schemes in India

1. Grid-Connected

  • Development of solar parks & Ultra mega solar power projects

  • Scheme for setting up of over 5000 MW grid-connected SPV power projects under IV of JNNSM Phasse-II

  • Scheme of setting up of distributed grid-connected solar PV power projects in Andaman & Nicobar adn Laakshadweep Islands with capital subsidy from MNRE

  • Grid connected solar rooftop programme

2. Solar Off-Grid

  • Off-Grid and decentralized solar PV applications programme phase - III

  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam utthaan mahabhiyaan (PM KUSUM)

  • Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY): Phasse- II

  • Scheme on "Scale up of access to clean energy for rural productive users"

  • Seven million solar study lamp scheme for school going children

*For detailed information regarding government solar schemes refer

Return on investment on solar

Residential and commercial customers who are paying more than Rs.1,500 as monthly electricity bill should consider installing a grid tied solar net metering system to save their electricity bills by 20% to 30%. Solar PV is a fantastic investment. Returns of 10% plus are available, non-taxable (for individuals), inflation linked and dependent only on the sun coming out. In fact, as our recent blog showed, the cost per kWh of solar electricity is around 8p. Look at the ROI calculator aside for more details

* This is an approx. estimate only

Net Metering Benefits

In grid connected solar photo-voltaic system, solar energy is supply in the connected load that are connected to the public electricity grid through a service connection which exports surplus energy into the grid and shortfall being drawn from the grid.Production of surplus energy will happen when solar panel produce extra power than required energy. In this case, the surplus power is fed into the grid. During nights or when the required energy exceeds over solar energy production, it automatically drawn energy from the grid.

What is “Government Subsidy Scheme” on solar system?

In government subsidy scheme, 30% to 90% benchmark cost of your solar system will be paid to customer by government.

Is subsidy scheme similar for all states of India?

No, the rate of subsidy on solar is different from state to state. There is 90% subsidy on solar water pump for farmers, 70% subsidy for hill states (H.P, UK and J&K only) and 30% subsidy available for all states in India.

Which type of solar system is applicable for subsidy?

Government provides subsidy on on grid solar system, hybrid solar system and solar water pump.

How much subsidy will I get on solar system?

The rate of subsidy varies from state to state. Each state have its solar department and different solar policies. Generally government provide 30% to 90% subsidy in India.

Is the rate of subsidy different for home use and commercial use?

Yes, government provides subsidy only for domestic use, social sectors, educational institutes and non-profit organizations. There is no government subsidy for commercial solar system.

How many states are providing subsidy for solar system?

In India, all 28 states are providing subsidy on solar system.

How much time will it take to release the subsidy?

It varies as per your state solar policy. But as an average it takes 3 months to 6 months to get credited in your account.

What is the procedure to apply for subsidy on solar system?

Almost every state has their online portals to apply for subsidy. Or you can contact your state nodal agency.

Does the subsidy directly credited to my account or it will credited to Installation Company’s account by the government?

The subsidy released by the government will directly goes to customers in most of the states. But few states provides subsidy through solar system installation company.

Will I get the subsidy if I install solar system without government’s permission?

No, in that case you will not get the subsidy. If you want to get the subsidy on your solar system than pre-approval by your state government is must.

Will my property tax grew up, if I install a solar system at my property?

No, it will never relate to property tax.