Subsidies announced by UPNEDA for rooftop solar projects

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has announced the state and central subsidies that will be provided for rooftop solar projects to be set up in the residential sector under Phase II of the grid-connected rooftop solar programme. As per the notification, rooftop solar projects ranging between 1 kW and 10 kW will receive a state subsidy of Rs 15,000 per kW, with the maximum subsidy that can be availed by residential rooftop projects capped at Rs 30,000. The central subsidies will, however, vary depending on the size of the projects and the location of the projects.

In January 2020, UPNEDA’s 500 MW solar tender has been undersubscribed by 268 MW. Jackson Limited won 100 MW, while Talettutayi (solar arise) and Ib Vogt Solar India were allocated 50 MW each. Vijaya Printers and ATA Renewable were also allocated 25 MW and 7 MW respectively.

In December 2019, NTPC Limited invited bids for 870 kW of rooftop solar projects to be set up at one of its generating stations in Uttar Pradesh. The project entails the supply and erection of grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems on the roof of NTPC’s Stage-2 TG hall in Vindhyachal.

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