West Bengal is a pioneer in solar technology in India. Government-owned WEBEL was one of the first manufacturers of solar energy panels in the country. It is mandatory for all large housing societies in West Bengal, (having a total contract demand of more than 500 kW) to install solar rooftop systems to meet a minimum of 1.5% of their total electrical load by solar energy. The subsidies are applicable as per SECI guidelines.
List of DISCOMS in West Bengal:
- Calcutta Electricity Supply Co.(CESC)
- Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC)
- Dishergarh Power Co. Ltd.
- Durgapur Project Limited