Solar policies, subsidies and other incentives for the installation of solar rooftop systems in Lakshadweep


Solar policies, subsidies and other incentives for the installation of solar rooftop systems in Lakshadweep

The smallest Union Territory of India, Lakshadweep has enormous potential for solar power generation. Excluding a few days in the monsoon season, the group of islands constituting the UT receives plentiful sunlight throughout the year. The per capita annual energy consumption in Lakshadweep is expected to rise from 657 units to around 962 units by FY19. Hence, the installation of solar PV systems would be an ideal solution to account for the increased annual consumption. Further, the government has laid down different policies, subsidies and incentives to promote solar adoption in the UT. Let’s take a look at those policies:

Policies for residential users

Ground-mounted & rooftop solar PV systems (grid-connected):

Permissible power generation capacity:

  • The aggregate power generated by all the solar systems installed in an area should not exceed 30% capacity of the area’s local distribution transformer.
  • The size of the ground-mounted solar system should not be less than that of a 500 kWp system. Read More

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