Rooftop Solar Scheme – UPSC Prelims

Ministry: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Aims to achieve the cumulative capacity of 40,000 MW from Rooftop Solar(RTS) Projects by the year 2022.
  • Subsidy: Under this scheme, the Ministry is providing 40% subsidy for the first 3 kW and 20% subsidy beyond 3 kW and up to 10 kW.
  • Implementation: 
    • The scheme is being implemented in the state only by DISCOMs.
    • The DISCOMs have empanelled vendors through the bidding process and have decided rates for setting up a rooftop solar plant.
  • Condition: Subsidy will be available for the residential sector only and for availing the benefit of subsidy, indigenously manufactured PV Modules and Cells are to be used.
  • Incentives to Discoms: Performance-based incentives are provided to DISCOMs based on Rooftop Solar capacity achieved in a financial year over and above the base capacity i.e. cumulative capacity achieved at the end of previous financial year.
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