Karnataka exempts rooftop solar projects below 1 MW capacity from obtaining CEIG clearances

The Karnataka government has issued a notification clarifying that solar rooftop installations below 1 MW capacity will not have to be inspected by the chief electrical inspector. The notification also states that all rooftop solar plants belonging to the government are exempted from the chief electrical inspector to Government’s approval process. Earlier, clearances from the assistant executive engineer, the additional chief electric inspector and the chief electric inspector were required for rooftop solar plants up to 10 kW, 10-100 kW and over 100 kW respectively.

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