Govt extends rooftop solar scheme till March 2026

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Govt extends rooftop solar scheme till March 2026

The government on 8 December said the rooftop solar programme has been extended till March 31, 2026, and therefore, subsidy under the programme will be available until the target for the scheme is achieved.

Important facts

  • The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has advised that all residential consumers should not pay extra amount to any company for applying on the National Portal, nor should they pay more than the amount fixed by the concerned distribution company for metre and testing.

  • The ministry said that any vendor, agency or individual demanding additional charges should be informed about the same through email.

  • Consumers wishing to install solar panels on the roof of their houses can apply through the National Portal.

  • Under this program, the central government gives a subsidy of Rs 14,588 per kilowatt to a person who installs solar panels on the roof of his house.

About Rooftop Solar Scheme

  • The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Scheme (Phase II) to generate solar power by installing solar panels on the roof of houses.

  • Phase II aims to achieve a cumulative capacity of 40,000 MW from Rooftop Solar Projects by the year 2022.

  • The objective of the programme is to promote the grid-connected SPV rooftop and small SPV power generating plants among the residential, community, institutional, industrial and commercial establishments.

  • To ease the implementation of the scheme, a National Portal was developed, which was launched by PM Modi on 30 July 2022.

  • The central government has set a target of 450 GW of renewable energy generation by 2030.

  • Under this, many schemes are also going on, in which a target has been set to provide more than 17 lakh solar pumps to farmers in the country through Pradhan Mantri-Kusum Yojana.

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