MNRE issues norms for second phase of rooftop solar programme


MNRE issues norms for second phase of rooftop solar programme

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for implementation of the second phase of the grid-connected rooftop solar programme for achieving the target of 40,000 Megawatt (Mw) capacity from rooftop solar projects by 2022.

The government has set a target of achieving 100,000 Mw of solar power capacity in the country by 2022 of which 40,000 Mw is likely to be achieved from rooftop solar systems.

In December 2015, the centre had approved the ‘Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme’ for installation of 4,200 MW rooftop solar plants by 2019-20. Of this, projects of 2,100 MW capacity were to receive Central Financial Assistance (CFA).

The government approved Phase-II of the project in February this year. Read more

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