Gujarat government is going to launched Residential Solar Rooftop Yojana 2018-19 in the Gujarat state. The Residential Solar Rooftop Scheme in Gujarat will be under implementation up to 31st March 2019. Under the Residential Solar Rooftop Yojana any residential consumer of any DISCOM who posses residential property in their name are eligible to install solar PV system on their rooftop (1KW to 10 KW) from one supplier selected from GEDA empaneled vendors. List of Vendor under solar power policy 2018 is available at the official website geda.gujarat.gov.in
Residential Solar Rooftop Yojana 2018-19
Government of India has prepared a plan to scale-up development of Grid connected solar power under the National Solar Mission from 20,000 MW of grid-connected solar to 1 Lac MW by 2022, giving high emphasis to grid-connected Rooftop Solar Power Project. Central government has been given targets to various states to achieve this magnitude of capacity. Accordingly Gujarat sate has been given the target of 8,024 MW capacity of the Solar Energy by 2021-22 out of which 3200 MW should be from grid connected Rooftop Solar Projects. Installation of Rooftop Solar Plants on a large scale is one of the best initiatives as in such plants. There is no retirement of land, energy is consumed where it is generated , there would be no element of transmission loss or wheeling loss and such plants would be in the interest of public at large as well as State Utilities.
The interested and eligible candidates can register their application through GEDA registered approved empaneled vendor only to get subsidy under Gujarat Solar rooftop power policy 2018. The installed solar rooftop system must be of at least 1 KW capacity and must have 100 sq.ft shadow free area/KW of solar system. Central government will provide subsidy of 30% of total cost and the state government would provide subsidy of Rs.10,000 per KW on solar system installation.
Cost of the various capacity Solar Rooftop PV system are given below
|S.No||System Capacity Range||Price discovered per KW|
|1||1 to 6 KW||Rs.48,300/-|
|2||6 to 10 KW||Rs. 48,000/-|
|3||10 to 50 KW||Rs.44,000/-|
|4||Above 50 KW||Rs.41,000/-|
The system cost mentioned in the table is inclusive of supply, installation, commissioning, comprehensive maintenance contract of 5 years of the complete solar system, bi-directional meter and its testing charges, SMS box for the meter and the connectivity charges to be paid to the DISCOM and standard structure required to install solar PV panel the rooftop, with minimum surface clearance of 300 mm between the terrace surface and bottom most edge of the panel.
Subsidy Details – Gujarat Residential Solar Rooftop Yojana 2018-19
The Central Government will provide subsidy of 30% of the cost of the Solar system as per the cost given in table and the state government of Gujarat will provide subsidy of Rs.10,000 per kilo watt subject to maximum of Rs. 20,000 is given for residential solar system. Details of the rooftop solar system is given in table below.
|System Capacity||1 KW||2 KW||3 KW||4 KW||5 KW||6 KW||7 KW||8 KW||9 KW||10 KW|
|Cost of Solar System
|Central Govt. Subsidy
|State Govt. Subsidy
|Cost to be Borne Customer
(in Sq. ft.)
Beneficiary will be required to pay remaining balance amount of the cost of the solar system to empaneled vendor after deducting the amount of eligible subsidy, as per the terms and conditions of payment decided or agreed between the beneficiary and empaneled vendor.
Beneficiary and Empaneled Vendor are required to enter in to agreement of Rs.50 stamp papers as per the format provided by GEDA for maintenance of solar system for 5 years. The cost of agreement is to be borne by the beneficiary.
Documents Required for Subsidy under Gujarat Solar Power Policy 2018
Subsidy should be released by GEDA directly to the empaneled vendor upon submission of the following documents.
- Certificate of the user that he has paid the subsidized cost of the solar system and authorized GEDA to release the subsidy to the empaneled vendor
- Solar system commissioning report jointly signed by empaneled vendor beneficiary and DISCOM officer
- Joint installation report giving the details of the system installed at site, signed by beneficiary and empaneled vendor
- Certificate for charging permission by CEI (for system of more than 10 KW) or certificate of Electrical supervisor or contractor (for system less than 10 KW)
Any registered capacity of a solar rofftop project shall not be eligible for installation of + or – 5% of the registration capacity to cross the 6,10 and 50 Kw DC capacity. The rate of subsidy shall be applicable for the installed DC capacity of the solar modules.The amount of subsidy shall be payable on the installed kw DC capacity of the solar modules or capacity of the Kw invertor capacity whichever is less.