Install a solar roof top panel, get subsidies within 30 days

Solar panels
Workers install solar panels on a rooftop at a home in Palmetto Bay, Florida. Photo by Kerry Sheridan/AFP

New Delhi: It will be now easier for any household to install a roof top solar panel and get the government approved subsidies within 30 days.

Under the solar roof top scheme, the government has decided to ease the process and give more liberty to the households who are ready to install roof-top solar panels.

The Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy reviewed the progress of the Roof Top Scheme and gave directions for simplifying the Roof Top Scheme, so that the people are able to access it easily.

An individual can choose equipment like solar panels, inverter and others of his choice.

It will not be necessary for any household to get the roof top panel installed by any of the listed vendors.

The households may also install the roof top panel by themselves or get it installed by any vendor of their choice, and inform the distribution company about the installation along with a photograph of the system which has been installed.

The information to the Discom of the installation of the roof top can be given either in the material form through a letter/application or on the designated website which has been set up by every Discom and by the Central government for the Roof Top Scheme.

The distribution company will ensure that the net metering will be provided within 15 days of the information being received.

The subsidy to be given by the government which is 40 per cent for roof top of upto 3 KW capacity and 20 per cent beyond that upto 10 KW will be credited to the account of the householder by the Discom within 30 days of the installation.

In order to ensure that the quality of the solar panel and the inverter is according to the prescribed standard, the Central government will publish from time to time the lists of solar panel manufacturers and inverter manufacturers whose products meet the expected quality standards and the price lists thereof; and the householder can select the solar panels and inverter of his choice.

The option of getting the roof top panel installed by any of the vendors designated by the Discom remains available as earlier.

In such cases also, the householder may select the solar panel and inverter of his choice, said the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in a statement.

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