MNRE has announced 30% subsidies on solar appliance under JNNSM schem

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By Solar Times Bureau

Rs 300.85 crores during 2012-13 up to 31.1.2013 for solar lights, water pumping systems

             On 8th March, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Minster of New and Renewable Energy Resources, has announced, of 30% subsidies on solar appliances. The scheme is implemented by, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, under the Off-grid and Decentralized Application Scheme of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). The subsidies are provided on the cost price of the appliances, like solar lanterns, home lights, streets lights, solar water pumping systems and solar water heating systems.

Further limitations are provided on the subsidies, of every product and system is as Rs. 81 per WP for solar lighting systems, Rs. 57 per WP for solar pumping systems and Rs. 3,000-3,300 per sq. meters of collector areas for solar water heating system in general categories States. In special category States subsidy of 90% of the cost of solar street light limited to Rs. 243 per WP is available for installation by Central and State Government Ministries. Under the scheme, 60% of the cost of solar water heater limited to Rs. 6000-6600 per sq. meters of solar thermal collector areas is available.

In the past government has funded Rs. 103.05 crores during 2009-10, Rs. 287.05 crores during 2010-11, Rs. 589.76 crores and Rs 300.85 crores during 2012-13 up to 31.1.2013 for solar lights, water pumping systems, off-grid power plants and solar water heaters. The Ministry will continue to provide subsidy for solar lighting systems to individuals under the Off-grid and Decentralized Solar Application Scheme of the JNNSM during 2013-14. These schemes will encourage individuals and industries to use solar energy systems.

  • Subsidies are limited as
  • Rs. 81 per WP for solar lighting system
  • Rs. 57 per WP for solar pumping system
  • Rs. 3,000-3,300 per sq. for solar water heating system
  • 90%  of the cost of solar street light limited to Rs. 243 per WP
  • 60% of the cost of solar water heater limited toRs. 6000-6600 per sq. meters
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