The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for the implementation of Phase-II of the rooftop solar programme, which envisages a greater involvement of power distribution companies(discoms). Under Phase-II, the government aims to set up 40 GW of rooftop solar projects by 2022.
In 2015, the Centre had approved Phase-I of the rooftop solar scheme for a capacity of 4,200 MW by 2019-20. Of this, 2,100 MW was to be through central financial assistance (CFA) and the balance without central aid. Earlier this year, the second phase of the programme for achieving a cumulative capacity of 40 GW by 2022 was approved.
It has been decided to implement Phase-II by making the discoms and their local offices the nodal points.
“In order to address several major issues identified during the phase-I programme, and especially the fact that the consumer had to approach multiple agencies for getting a rooftop solar plant installed Read More
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