Uttar Pradesh is one of the largest states in India but with high solar radiation. The state is looking to set up solar parks in different parts of the state on government land. UP has the seventh-largest installed rooftop solar power generation capacity in India.
The state government announced a subsidy of Rs 15,000 per kW for the development of rooftop solar projects which will be provided to residential consumers. The state government has set a target of 10,700 MW for solar power, including 4,300 MW from rooftop solar projects, by 2022. UP’s total installed solar power capacity was 1,095 MW in February with solar rooftop capacity of 146MW.
How & how much subsidy on solar can be availed?
For group housing society projects, with a capacity between 10 kW - 100 kW, the center will provide a subsidy of 40% for the first 3 kW, 20% on the balance. The residential sector may install RTS plant above 10 kW but the Central subsidy will be applicable up to 10kW only.
Benchmark cost of Grid Connected Solar System as per the Central Government of India, MNRE - Last Updated, January, 2022
|System||Govt. Subsidy||Customer Price|
|Up to 3kW||40%|
|Above 3kW to Upto 10kW||20%|
|Cost of 3kW Solar System||Without Subsidy||1,80,000|
|Customer Payable Amount||With Subsidy (- Rs. 72,000)||1,08,000|
|Cost of 5kW Solar System||Without Subsidy||3,00,000|
|3kW||40% Subsidy (3*24,000)||-72,000|
|2kW||20% Subsidy (2*12,000)||-24,000|
|Customer Payable Amount||With Subsidy (-96,000)||2,04,000|
|5kW - Generation||Benefits||Units - Rs. 7.5/U|
|Daily Genration||25 Units||187|
|Monhtly Genration||625 Units||4687|
|Yearly Generation||7,500 Units||56, 250|
|Lifetime Generation||1,87,500 Units||14,06,250|
|Return on Investment||3.6 years|
|1.||Mono Perc||500 sq.ft.|
|2.||Shark 440W - 540W||300 sq.ft.|
Previous Information: The latest price list of 1kW grid connected solar system as per UPNEDA is Rs. 7,800 per kilo watt. Below is summarised price list:
|On Grid Solar System||Pricing (rs.)|
|Cost of 1kW Solar System||Rs. 38,000|
|Central Government Subsidy||Rs. 15,200|
|State Government Subsidy||Rs. 15,000|
|Total Subsidy Amount||Rs. 30,200|
|Customer Price for 1kW||Rs. 7,800|
How to Apply Net Meter?
Net meter is an electricity meter that has features import (from grid to home) and export (from solar power to grid power). It looks similar to current electricity meter. The home owner can self apply for net meter on electricity board website where he pays an electricity bill. Average cost of net meter installation is Rs. 20,000 to 30,000 for single phase & three phase meter.
You can find step-by-step process, documentation, costing and time line from here:https://www.loomsolar.com/blogs/net-meter/how-to-apply-for-net-metering-in-uttar-pradesh
How to Apply Solar Subsidy?
After installing net metering of grid connected solar system, you have to upload installation report such as system details, manufacturer of solar panel & inverter details, and some necessary photographs (earthing, lighting arrester, DCDB, ACDB, Wire thickness, etc.) to your electricity department.
Step 1: Submit Application for Solar Connection, there are two way to submit application – Online & Offline. Some states have developed an online platform to get solar connection, but in some states are still working on window work.
Step 2: Contact to the Power Distribution Company (DISCOM), if you are the resistance of Uttar Pradesh, you can find DISCOM details from here. There are 8 DISCOMS in Uttar Pradesh, such as:
- Noida Power Company Limited
- Kanpur Electric Supply Company Ltd.
- Torrent Power Limited
- Purvanchal Vidut Vitran Nigam Limited
- Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd
- Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd.
- Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd.
- U.P. POWER CORPORATION LIMITED
What is the entire process?
To apply solar subsidy, you should follow the following steps:
Step 1: Site Survey. Book Engineer Visit from here.
Step 2: System Capacity, Costing & Performance Analysis
Step 3: Buy Solar System & Installation
Step 4: Apply for Net Metering
Step 5: Get Solar Subsidy after 30 days of rooftop solar panel installation