As part of the National Solar Mission, Government of India has set a target of 100,000 MW power generation through Solar Energy in the country by 2022. This includes 40,000 MW of capacity through rooftop solar systems.
Apart from its environmental benefits, installation of rooftop solar systems does not require land and also reduces grid losses as electricity is is consumed where it is generated.
In order to promote large scale installation of rooftop solar systems on private residential roofs, the Government of Gujarat has introduced the “Surya Urja Rooftop Yojana-Gujarat” (SURYA-Gujarat) scheme.
Following are some of the salient features of the Surya Gujarat Scheme.
- The scheme plans to cover 2 lakh residential consumers by 2019-20 and about 8 lakh consumers by 2021-22.
- The rooftop solar systems are to be installed within the premises of the Electricity service connection, either on roof or on ground.
- The installed system must be owned by the consumer.
- State subsidy of 40% shall be available for Solar Rooftop Systems up to 3 KW and 20% for Solar Rooftop Systems beyond 3 KW up to 10 KW, installed and commissioned by Private Residential Consumers (this cannot be combined with the central subsidy)
- Related DISCOMs will purchase surplus Electricity @ rate of Rs. 2.25 per Unit.
- Electricity user or Consumer are free to choose any approved agency for installation of Solar System.
The infographic below provides additional information on Surya Gujarat. For more information, visit – https://suryagujarat.ahasolar.in/