Solar power Solutions for Residentail Customers
Solar energy is a renewable source of energy that is gaining ground because of the benefits it offers. In India, sunlight is available in abundance and there is technology available to harness this energy and convert it into electric power. Solar power panels serve the purpose of absorbing solar energy and converting it to electric power through the photovoltaic (PV) effect. Most homes have a roof or a backyard which can be utilized to install solar panels and produce electricity.

Benefits of Solar Power under Open Access in Haryana

Haryana Solar Policy 2016 gave incentives of using solar power under open access in Haryana. It was welcome step for bulk industries which can take advantage of cheaper solar power to huge electricity bills.

Notification
Haryana Solar Power Policy, 2016
Dated 14th March, 2016

4.3 Exemption of Electricity Duty & Electricity Taxes & Cess, Wheeling,
Transmission & distribution, cross subsidy charges, surcharges and
Reactive Power Charges:
All electricity taxes & cess, electricity duty, wheeling charges, cross subsidy
charges, Transmission & distribution charges and surcharges will be totally
waived off for Ground mounted and Roof Top Solar Power Projects.

 

ADDENDUM (1st)

“4.3 Exemption of Wheeling, Transmission & distribution, cross subsidy charges, surcharges and Reactive Power Charges: All wheeling charges, cross subsidy charges, Transmission & distribution charges and surcharges will be totally waived off for Ground mounted and Roof Top Solar Power Projects. These exemptions shall be applicable for the Projects set up anywhere, within the state, for Captive consumption (within the same premises/remote premises within the state), for sale of power to Power Utilities or to third party from the point of injection i.e. nearest substation where metering is to be done.”

The clause no. 4.11 on Exemption in Stamp Duty for lease of land for projects is redefined as under:

“4.11 Exemption in Stamp Duty for lease of land for projects.
These projects of MW scale shall be provided 100% exemption from payment of fee and stamp duty charges for registration of rent/lease deed and any further sub-lease(s) for the land required for setting up of these projects.
There will be 100% exemption of stamp duty on purchase of land for establishment of Solar Project within the state. However, if the independent power producer /project developer does not implement the projects or abandons the project prior to its life span (i.e. 25 years w.e.f. date of commissioning) except under force majeure conditions, then it will have to pay the exempted stamp duty failing which land purchase deed shall be cancelled.”

That the exemptions and waivers notified in the aforesaid policy have not fructified as these have not been implemented by any order of the HERC

Final Approval from HERC : Most relevant part of Policy

 

all the waivers / concessions provided in these Regulations shall correspond to the period of 10 years from the date of commissioning or date of notification of this regulation, whichever is later, for power generated and consumed within the State of Haryana. Provided the waivers / concessions shall be applicable till the aggregate installed capacity of 500MW of Solar PV Plants in the State is achieved, where after the Commission shall review the provision of waivers / concessions taking into account the financial impact on the Distribution Licensees. Further provided that waivers/ concessions once provided to any project shall be applicable for a period of 10 years, as above.

Conclusion

  1. All Exemptions are applicable for 10 years from the date of commissioning
  2. Losses will be applicable as per HERC notification order which will change every year
  3. Only first 500 MW will be given waiver

 

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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.