India is the world’s 3rd largest electricity producer, yet some parts of the country still don’t receive sufficient electricity and experience power cuts on a daily basis which causes a lot of inconvenience. We can’t ignore the rapid increase in electricity fares every year; solar energy comes out as the best alternative source to generate electricity, as the earth is not running out of sunlight anytime soon. Moreover, to promote the generation of electricity through solar energy, the Government has initiated a subsidy scheme to help individuals and organizations procure these Solar Energy Systems at reduced capital costs.
Subsidy/Support from Central Government through MNRE:
Capital Subsidy at the rate up to 30% of the benchmark cost for general category states is being given in residential, institutional (educational institutes, hospitals, etc) and social sectors.
Subsidy from State Government through State Nodal Agencies:
Subsidy is also available in various states. The percentage of the subsidy varies according to the state policies. Few States have GBI Schemes available through DISCOMs for consumers (incentive prices vary from state to state).
You may refer to the MNRE and your state nodal agency’s websites for Subsidy Schemes and Policies.
Steps involved in the application for Subsidy:
The application to State Nodal Agency requires documents which include, but not limited to:
- Test Reports of Equipment – IEC Certificates of Modules, Inverters, etc.
- Aadhar Card
- Pan Card
- Aadhar Card (or any other documents if the address is different from Aadhar Card)
- Electricity Bill
- Photograph of Sue and Feasibility report from SNA
- Photo of Entity
- Roof Authorization- Registered Sale Deed / Allotment Letter of House
- Technical Clearance from DISCOM
- Technical Data Sheet for Equipment
- Invoice of Equipment
After successful application, documentation and project completion, generally, it takes around 180 days for the approval and release of entitled subsidy. The subsidy amount, the release mechanism and the timelines are decided by the central government and state government policies. They vary from state to state.
We have a dedicated in-house team of professionals who undertake and facilitate the whole process of documentation, liaising with government entities, follow-ups and expediting the release of subsidy.