Government Schemes for Promoting Solar Energy- (Important) (Download PDF)

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The power obtained by harnessing the energy of the sun’s rays is known as solar energy. The calculated solar energy incidence on India’s land area is about 5000 trillion Kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year.

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Image of Solar Power Projects

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Several Solar Energy Schemes in the Country Are Given Below.

Table Contain Shows the solar energy schemes in the country

Table Contain Shows the solar energy schemes in the country

Scheme

Central Financial Assistance/Subsidy

Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects

Rs. 20 lakhs/MW or 30% of the project cost including grid-connectivity cost, whichever is lower

Rs. 25. 00 lakh per park for DPR preparation of solar parks, conducting surveys, etc.

Operationalization of 300 MW Solar PV Projects by defense establishment and para military forces

Commitment to supply solar power at Rs. 5. 50/KWh for 25 years.

Scheme for Setting up of 750 MW Grid-connected Solar PV Power Projects under Batch-1 of Phase-II of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) with Viability Gap Funding Support

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has signed PPA with project developers for purchasing entire power from the project for 25 years at 5. 45 Rs. per unit

Scheme for Setting up of 2000 MW Grid-connected Solar PV Power Projects under Batch-III of Phase-II of JNNSM with Viability Gap Funding Support

The upper limit for VGF kept at Rs. 1. 0 Crore/MW for open category (Rs. 1. 31 Crore/MW for projects in DCR category).

Scheme for Setting up of 5000 MW Grid-connected Solar PV Power Projects under Batch-IV of Phase-II of JNNSM with Viability Gap Funding Support

The upper limit at Rs. 1. 0 crore/MW for open category and Rs. 1. 25 crore/MW for projects in DCR category. .

Grid Connected Rooftop

Central Financial Assistance (CFA) is 30% of the benchmark cost for general and 70% CFA for North Eastern and Special Category States.

Pilot-cum-demonstration project for development of grid connected solar PV power plants on canal banks and canal tops

Financial support of Rs. 3 crore/MW or 30 % of the project cost, whichever is lower,

For Canal Top SPV projects - Rs. 1.5 crore/MW or 30 % of the project cost, whichever is lower,

Total CFA of upto Rs. 225 crore for 100 MW (50 MW on Canal Tops and 50 MW on Canal Banks) to be disbursed over a period of maximum 2 years post sanctioning of the plants as under:

  1. upto 40 % on sanctioning of the projects.
  2. 60 % on successful commissioning of the projects.
  3. Service charge to SECI@1 % of project cost.

Scheme for setting up of 1000 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Power projects by Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs) under Batch- V of Phase II of JNNSM

Viability Gap Funding (VGF) provided through SECI at a fixed rate of Rs. 1 Cr/ MW for projects where domestically produced cells and modules are used and

Rs. 50 lakh/ MW in cases where domestically produced modules are used.

VGF released in two tranches as follows:

(i) 50% on successful commissioning of the full capacity of project (COD).

(ii) Balance 50% after one year of successful operation of the project.

Off-Grid scheme- SPV lighting systems and power plants, Solar Pumps

1. Lighting Systems

A. Home lights/Lanterns/Street Lights with Lead acid batteries

B. Street lights with Lithium Ferro Phosphate batteries:

2. Power packs with battery bank@7. 2 VAh/Wp

A. Up to 300 Wp

B. 300 Wp to 1 k Wp

3. Solar Power plants with battery bank@7. 2 VAh/Wp and capacity up to 10 kWp:

4. Solar Pumps

  • In January 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande laid the foundation stone for the headquarters of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in Gwal Pahari, Gurgaon

  • The ISA will focus on promoting and developing solar energy and solar products for countries lying wholly or partially between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.

  • The alliance of over 120 countries was announced at the Paris COP21 climate summit

  • The top five solar power projects in India are

  • Bhadla solar park, Rajasthan

  • Kamuthi Solar Power Project, Tamil Nadu

  • Charanka Solar Park, Gujarat

  • Sakri Solar Plant, Maharashtra

  • Welspun Solar MP Project, Madhya Pradesh

  • Dhirubhai Ambani Solar Park, Rajasthan

Map of Solar projects

Map of Solar Projects

Map of Solar projects

The Major Upcoming Solar Projects Are

  • Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh

  • Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 24, 2018

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