Govt. plans to tap solar power in the capital of the country

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By Solar Times Bureau

Under the Off-grid and Decentralized Solar Application scheme of JNNSM the Ministry provides a subsidy of 30% of the project cost

Government has planned to avail Delhi with solar power and lighting system, the plan is to set up solar power plants in various colonies of Delhi. Recently, Delhi was suffering from serious energy crises and power cuts; this shows the need of solar energy in Delhi. Hence, government is implementing measures to avail solar energy to the people for residential consumption.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is providing subsidies for the installation of solar power plants. Solar energy is green and clean form of energy and is cost-efficient compared to conventional electricity, but the initial cost of installation is quite high, hence many people don’t opt for solar power. As a result, to this government is encouraging those who want to set up solar power plants, by providing support through subsidies.

Under the Off-grid and Decentralized Solar Application scheme of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, (JNNSM) the Ministry provides a subsidy of 30% of the project cost ranging from Rs. 42/- to Rs. 72/- per watt peak for off-grid SPV power plants having module capacity up to 100 KW depending on their capacity and configuration in general category States including Delhi.

Further, Ministry is also providing a capital subsidy of 30% of the cost of the system subject to maximum of Rs. 81/- per watt peak for installation of solar street lighting systems, solar home lighting systems and solar lanterns in the country including the settlement colonies.

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