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.
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.
Cost of 1kW Solar System, 2021-22
The latest price list of 1kw grid connected solar system as per UPNEDA is Rs. 7,800 per kilo watt. Below is summarized 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|
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
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. 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
Note: Loom Solar does not provide any subsidy on rooftop solar system. This article is only for solar awareness for home owners.