Solar Rooftop Simplified: MNRE Guidelines
The decision to simplify the rooftop solar scheme was taken in a review meeting chaired by the Union minister of power and New & Renewable energy R K Singh on Jan 19, 2022, as per a statement by the ministry.
According to the statement, after the review, the minister gave directions on simplification of the rooftop scheme, so that the people are able to access it easily.
It was directed that henceforth, it will not necessary for an ay household to get the rooftop solar panel installed by any of the listed vendors.
The households may also install the rooftop solar panel by themselves or get the rooftop solar panel installed by any vendor of their choice, and inform the distribution company about the installation along with a photograph of the system, which has been installed.
The intimation to the DISCOM of the installation of the rooftop solar panel can be given either in the material form through a letter/application or on the designated website, which has been set up by every DISCOM and by the central govt for the rooftop scheme.
The distribution company will ensure that the net metering will be provided within 15 days of the information being received. The subsidy to be given by the govt which is 40% for the rooftop of up to 3 kW capacity and 20 % beyond that up to 10 kW will be credited to the account of the householder by the DISCOM within 30 days of the installation.
In order to ensure that the quantity of the solar panel and the inverter is according to the prescribed standard, the Central Govt will publish from time to time the lists of solar panel manufacturers and inverter manufacturers, whose products meet the expected quality standards and the price lists thereof; and the household can select the solar panels and inverter of his choice.
The option of getting the rooftop solar panel installed by any of the vendors designated by the DISCOM remains available as earlier, in such cases also the householder may select the solar panel and inverter of his choice according to the statement.
To know more about Scheme, visit the official website of Central Govt: https://mnre.gov.in/