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Delhi Govt. Approves Farmers’ Solar Scheme

With plans to promote clean energy, Chief Minister of Delhi announced The Mukhyamantri Kisan Aay Badhotri Solar Yojana,    a solar farm scheme under which the income of farmers from their present estimated annual income of Rs 20,000 to 30,000 per acre annually will raise to Rs 1 lakh per acre in the first year itself and an annual increment at 6 per cent will take it to Rs 4.04 lakhs per acre in the 25th year of agreement. Earnings of farmers would see a jump of “three-to-five times” for letting a maximum of one-third surface area of their agricultural land to be used for installation of solar panels in their farm.

Some of the salient features of agriculture-cum solar farm program are –

  • Farmers will also get 1,000 units of free power per acre from the solar project every year
  • To install one MW solar project, six acres of land will be needed, and it could generate 1.3 million units of electricity annually.
  • The minimum structure height of placing solar plant is at 3.5 meter, the structure should also be spaced enough to allow the movement of tractor and other farming equipment
  • The maximum surface area that can be used for solar installation is one third so that agriculture activity is not affected
  • Farmers will not have to invest anything for the capacity building as it will be done under RESCO model
  • Solar power developers will enter into PPA with Delhi government departments like health department, PWD, Delhi Jal Board etc. which are currently buying power at commercial or higher rates.

This is in continuation of Delhi Solar Policy 2016, which is applicable for any system of 1KW or more, Also announcement will help the farmers in the region and is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to double farmer’s income by 2022.

Haryana – Net Metering Policy

The state of Haryana announced it’s Solar Net-Metering policy in November 2014, under which the Harayana Govt. has allowed all property owners to install grid connected roof-top solar power plants of capacity ranging from 1kwp to 1Mwp under net-metering regulations in the state and also allowed sale of power either to the Govt. or third party from such plants. It is a Billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid.

Once the user has opted for Net-Metering, the solar system will generate power everyday for next 25 years and more. In cases where the consumed energy on certain days in a week or certain months in a year is very low or almost nil, solar net-metering would be really useful. When the consumer’s solar system is generating more solar energy than is being consumed, the excess solar energy is exported to the grid/ DISCOM and giving the consumer the benefit of the solar energy un-utilized by him.

Haryana – Solar Roof-top Scheme

Haryana State government has announced it’s Solar Policy in March 2016 and subsequently it has come-up with it’s Rooftop Solar Plant Scheme in July 2017. Now one can easily make an application through online mode. The motive of this scheme is to motivate the people to choose for green energy. The Department of Renewable Energy is responsible for formulating policies and programmes necessary for renewable sources of energy in the State.

Installation of solar power plant is mandatory in certain categories of buildings in Haryana. To increase the capacity of solar power energy for energy security.

Rooftop Solar Plant Scheme has a target to add grid connected solar power generation of 3000 MW by 2017 and 20,000 MW by 2022.

How to Apply Online:

Through the official website of Haryana Renewable Energy department at www.hareda.gov.in. Below is the  process to fill the online application form:

  1. Visit the official website at www.hareda.gov.in.
  2. Click on the Apply Online link in the right side.
  3. Click on “Login” and then on “Sign Up” link.
  4. A new page will open, fill all the mandatory information with supportings, where ever required and submit the same.
  5. After clicking “SUBMIT” button, you will receive an OTP on your given mobile number, enter the correct OTP and click “SUBMIT”.
  6. Your sign up is complete, now login to make the application for Rooftop Solar Plant.

Subsidy under Rooftop Solar Scheme in Haryana

The state government is providing 30% of benchmark cost as subsidy under the scheme. The maximum subsidy per KWp is Rs. 20000 for all residential, institutional and social sector.

Key Considerations

  • Rooftop Space Requirement is approx 10 Sq mtr/kwp.
  • No processing or application fee.
  • Installation of solar power plant is mandatory in certain categories of buildings in Haryana.
  • No permission is required from the building plan sanction authority.

Get the system installed from any of the approved channel partner of MNRE, Govt. of India. For more information, please visit the official website at www.hareda.gov.in

100 KW Solar DG Hybrid Project at Bhiwani, Haryana

Solar Power Plant at Bhiwani, Haryana

Enfrosun Power, a leading solar EPC company has commissioned another 100 KW Solar DG Hybrid Power Project at Bhiwani, Haryana