To promote rooftop solar (RTS) across the country, the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has directed state-owned power distribution companies (discoms) to be more proactive in achieving the government’s target.
In its latest guidelines for the second phase of the grid connected rooftop programme, the MNRE said that discoms would be “at forefront as key drivers for rapid deployment of RTS” and these entities “should create customer friendly environment by making enabling provisions in their regulations and smooth approval process required for RTS.”
The government, in February, had approved the second phase of the “grid-connected rooftop and small solar power plants programme” for achieving cumulative capacity of 40 GW rooftop capacity by 2022.
The first phase of the rooftop solar program, which aimed to add 4,200 MW of such capacity by FY20, has not shown much promise with the current installed rooftop solar capacity standing at around 1,709 MW only. Read More
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