Solar Policies

Net Metering Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility
Capacity of solar system <1 MWp
Billing Mechanism Annual settlement
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges Exemption of Electricity Duty & Electricity Taxes & Cess, Wheeling, Transmission & distribution, cross subsidy charges, surcharges and Reactive Power Charges
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 30% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE (Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Others Mandatory for new residential buildings having plot size more than 500 sq. yards to install 3% to 5% capacity of their Sanctioned Load on solar.
No permission is required from the building plan sanctioning authority forsetting up of rooftop solar power plants.
Net Metering Delhi
Capacity of solar system Min 1 kWp
Max 1 MWp
Billing Mechanism Annual settlement
Any net electricity injected in the grid shall be paid at rates decided by DERC
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges Exemption  of  Electricity  Tax  (currently  5%)  for solar energy units generated, whether for self-consumption or supplied to the  grid
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 30% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE (Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds.
An incentive of Rs. 2.00 per unit will be paid to you on gross energy generated from your rooftop system for next 3 years for domestic/residential consumers
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Others No  approval  will  be  required  from  concerned  Municipal  Corporation or  other  Urban  Development  Bodies  like  the  DDA  for  putting  up solar  plants
Net Metering Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility
Capacity of solar system Min 1 kWp
Max 1 MWp
Billing Mechanism Annual (Oct to Sep)
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges Exempted from Electricity Duty, banking and wheeling charges and losses, cross subsidy and additional surcharge etc
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 30% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE (Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Others Electricity generated by the rooftop solar system shall not be more than 90% of the electricity consumption at the end of the settlement period.
Net Metering Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility
Capacity of solar system Min 1 kWp
Max 1 MWp
Billing Mechanism One Month
Any unadjusted electricity credits shall be paid as per the rates notified by GERC.
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges Exempted from Electricity Duty, Transmission Charge, Transmission Loss, Wheeling Charge, Wheeling Loss, Cross Subsidy Surcharge.
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 30% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE (Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds.
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Others Subsidy of Rs.10,000 per kW through GEDA (Gujarat Energy Development Agency) after successful installation & commissioning of rooftop systems for Residential consumers only for 2 kW systems in addition to Central Govt. Subsidy
Installed Capacity up to a maximum of 50% of Consumer’s sanctioned load.
Net Metering Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility
Capacity of solar system LT Consumers (Single Phase) : upto 5 kWp,                   LT Consumers (Three Phase): Above 5 kWp to 50 kWp
HT Consumers : upto 1 MWp
Billing Mechanism Annual settlement
Any unadjusted electricity credits shall be paid as per the rates notified by KERC.
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges Exempted from wheeling, banking, cross subsidy charges if applicable, VAT
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 30% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE (Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds.
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Others For Domestic, Hospital and Educational institution Consumers – Gross energy generated by the Solar Rooftop plant will be allowed to be injected into the grid payable at the tariff to be fixed by the KERC
Net Metering Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility
Capacity of solar system <=1 MW
Billing Mechanism Annual
Any unadjusted electricity credits shall be paid as per the rates notified by APERC.
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges Exempted from Electricity Duty, transmission and wheeling charges and losses, cross subsidy surcharge.
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 30% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE (Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Others Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Drawals from banked energy shall not be permitted during five (5) month period from 1st April to 30th June and 1st February to 31st March of each financial year.
Net Metering Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility
Capacity of solar system Up to 112 kWp- LT 3 Phase
Above 112 kWp – HT 11 KV & above
Billing Mechanism Annual (April to March)
Any unadjusted electricity credits shall be paid as per the rates notified by MPERC from time to time.
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges Exempted from banking, wheeling, cross-subsidy surcharges & electricity duty, no liability of property tax, exempted from VAT and entry tax.
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 30% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE (Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Net Metering Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility
Capacity of solar system Min 1 kWp
Max 1 MWp
Billing Mechanism Annual (April to March)
Any unadjusted electricity credits shall be paid as per the rates notified by RERC from time to time.
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges Exemption from banking, wheeling & cross subsidy charges
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 30% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE, (Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds.
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Others Installed Capacity should be <80% of your Sanctioned Load
Net Metering Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility
Capacity of solar system Up to 1 MWp; with variation of 5%
Billing Mechanism Annual (April to March)
Any unadjusted electricity credits shall be paid as per the rates notified by MERC from time to time.
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges As per MERC regulations from time to time
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 30% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE (Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Others Installed Capacity should be <100% of your Sanctioned Load
Net Metering Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility
Capacity of solar system Min 1 kWp
Max 1 MWp
Billing Mechanism Annual (April to March)
Any unadjusted electricity credits shall be paid as per the rates notified by HPERC from time to time.
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges Exempted from wheeling, banking and cross subsidy surcharge
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 70% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE (Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Others With equity contribution of Rs. 50 lacs per MW, State Govt. will encourage Farmers and Unemployed Youth to set up projects in a distributed and dispersed manner from 500 kW to 5 MW, with priority to smaller capacities.
Net Metering Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to import any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility
Capacity of solar system >5 kWp
Consumer needs to have 3 phase power connection
Billing Mechanism Annual (April to March)
Electricity generated by the rooftop solar system shall not be more than 90% of the electricity consumption at the end of the settlement period.
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges As per WBERC regulations
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 30% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE (Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds.
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Others Mandatory for all large housing societies, schools, colleges having a total contract demand of more than 500 kW will be required to install solar rooftop systems to meet at least 1.5% of their total electrical load.
Net Metering Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility
Capacity of solar system 415V (Three phase): 75 kWp max.
11kV : 1.5 MWp max,  >11kV : 3 MWp max.
Billing Mechanism Annual (April to March)
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges As per UERC open access regulations
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 70% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE (Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Net Metering Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility
Capacity of solar system > 5 kW – 50 kW at Three Phase, 415 V
> 50 kW – 2.0 MW at 6.6 kV/11 kV
> 2.0 MW – 5.0 MW at 11 kV/33 kV/66KV
Billing Mechanism Annual settlement
Any net electricity injected in the grid shall be paid as per rates decided by UPERC.
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges As per UPERC open access regulations
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 30% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE(Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Net Metering Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility
Capacity of solar system Min 1 kWp
Max 1 MWp
Billing Mechanism Annual (Apr to Mar)
Any unadjusted net credited units of electricitylimited to 10% of total units generated during the year, shall be purchased by the Discom at approved rates.
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges Exempted from wheeling, banking, cross subsidy and other charges
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 70% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE (Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds.
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Net Metering Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility
Capacity of solar system <1 MWp
capacity in excess of 75 KW and upto 1 MW can connect to 11KV/33 kV
Billing Mechanism Half yearly
Any unadjusted electricity credits shall be paid as per the rates notified by TSERC.
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges No Distribution losses and charges, Electricity duty, Cross subsidy surcharge, VAT
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 30% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE (Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds.
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Others 20% additional subsidy from Telangana State Govt. for installation of roof top system upto 3 kW capacity in domestic sector.
Net Metering Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility
Capacity of solar system Min 1 kWp
Max 1 MWp
Billing Mechanism Annual (April to March)
Electricity Duty & Open Access Charges Exemption from wheeling & cross subsidy surcharge
Subsidy for Residential / Institutional consumers 30% subsidy on the cost of solar system from MNRE(Central Government) through State Nodal Agency subject to approval & availability of funds.
Benifts for Industrial & Commercial Consumers 80% Accelerated Depreciation as on Date
Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
Others Electricity generated by the rooftop solar system shall not be more than 90% of the electricity consumption at the end of the settlement period.
Subsidy of Rs. 20,000/kWp from TN Govt. is available for 1 kWp system only for domestic consumers of Tariff category (LT-IA) for grid connected systems.

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