MNRE launched a program referred to as “ Rooftop PV and Small Solar Power Generation Programme” for the small solar power plants connected to distribution network at voltage levels below 33 kV and envisaged under Phase I of the JNNSM . The programme envisages developing about 100 MW of solar capacity.
Table 2: Proposed Capacity Allocation under JNNSM
|S.No.||Project Category||Proposed Capacity Limit|
|1.||Projects connected at HT Level with installed capacity of 100 kW to 2 MW||90 MW|
|2.||Projects connected at LT Level with installed capacity of less than 100 kW||10 MW|
Various states have also taken individual rooftop initiatives which are summarised in annexure 3.
MNRE offers 3 types of financial incentives for the solar rooftop systems:
Capital Subsidy: MNRE provides 30% capital subsidy on capital expenditure for rooftop solar PV system. For commercial and non-commercial entities in grid connected area, subsidy can be granted to a plant size upto 100kW. However, entities setting up solar plant for rural electrification can claim a subsidy for upto 250 kW plant size.
Interest Subsidy: The government provides soft loans at 5% per annum on 50% of the capex amount for 5 years tenure for solar projects by both commercial and non-commercial entities. Commercial entities can claim any of interest or capital subsidy but the non-commercial entities can claim both subsidies simultaneously.