Tamilnadu energy development agency has released the solar policy 2012 to encourage and develop solar power apart from thermal based power. Government of Tamilnadu committed to generate 3000MW by 2015 and this power will be achieved through Utility scale projects, rooftop system and REC mechanism. Government provided incentives to the manufacturers and no charges including (bank, wheeling) for consumers.
Net metering for rooftop system:Solar net metering was announced in the Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy 2012 and forms an integral part of that policy. Consumers who plan to install grid connected solar PV Systems can apply for solar net metering.