Off-Grid and De-centralized Solar application
The scheme for Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications would be continued with minor modifications such as increase in size of the projects up to 500 kW. The Phase II would focus on ease of flow of subsidies with major contribution of capital subsidy schemes instead of interest subsidy schemes. There would be special support provided to individuals’ for solar lanterns, solar home lighting systems, power plants upto 3 kWp and pumping systems upto 5kWp capacity. The scheme will involve RRBS and scheduled commercial banks for solar home lighting systems and solar pumps. The scheme will be modified in order to make it more simplified to operate. There will be involvement of LEDs in phase II which will help the remote household for meeting its lighting needs. Phase II would also provide support for providing solar power packs to individuals and support available for solar charging stations specially for village level entrepreneurs, etc. Focus of phase II would also involve support to SPV power plants for micro/mini grid SPV power plants with storage systems and distribution network.