Govt achieves 60% of target in rooftop solar scheme

Govt achieves 60% of target in rooftop solar scheme

As per the data available rooftop solar power plants of aggregate capacity 1278.5 MW have been installed in the country of which 175.5 MW have been installed in residential sector. It should be noted that under the present rooftop solar scheme, which was approved by the Government in December 2015, an aggregated capacity of 2100 MW was targeted to be achieved in residential, institutional, social and Government sector through central financial assistance of Rs. 5000 crore by the year 2019-20.

Under the Programme, central financial assistance (CFA) is being provided for installation of rooftop solar PV plants in residential sector for both urban and rural areas. The CFA is upto 30% of the cost arrived through tender process or the benchmark cost prescribed by MNRE, whichever is less, in case of general category states/UTs and upto 70% in case of special category states/UTs.

This information was provided by RK Singh, Minister of State for New & Renewable Energy & power yesterday in Loksabha.

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