Subsidy GuideBook in ADVANCE and derive the Benefit of Solar Plant SUBSIDY.
Who is eligible for solar energy subsidy in Maharashtra?
- Residential: All type of residential buildings.
- Institutional: Schools, Universities, Colleges, and Hospitals.
- Social: Trust (temple), Community Centres, Orphanage, Welfare homes, etc; [registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 and Indian Trust Act 1882].Note:
- The commercial & Industrial sector can avail for Tax benefits (Accelerated depreciation).
- No subsidy on Off Grid system.
- No subsidy or financial assistance is applicable for government buildings, institutions, and PSUs.Capacity to avail subsidy from the government:
- System size for rooftop solar panels should be between 1 kWp to 500 kWp
- In terms of voltage level:
- Up to 10 kW: 230 V single phase
- Above 10 kW to 25 kW: 400 V three phase
- Above 25 kW to 100 kW: 400 V three phase
- Above 100 kW: 11 kV three phase (HT)
– According to MSEB calculation of Unit consumption: per day, per month, annually we can install solar system.
– Generally, a 1 kW system generates about 1200-1500 units per year. Regular consumption calculation is 1kw = 4units per day = Total unit consumption /30 gives us per day.
- Annual (April to March).
- Any unadjusted electricity credits shall be paid as per the rates notified by MERC (Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission).System Payback period:
- Within 5-7 years.
- PV modules performance warranty 25 years.Capacity
- Upto 3 Kw = 40 % subsidy on fixed amount
- 4kw to 10 Kw = 20% subsidy on fixed amountWhat is the procedure to get solar subsidy in Maharashtra?
- Eligible customers should issue purchase order of their solar services from their solar project developer.
- On behalf of the eligible customer, the solar project developer will then prepare required documentation and submit it online to MEDA.
- After reviewing the documents and confirming their viability, MEDA will issue a sanction load acceptance letter on email for the project within 15 days.
- Following the sanction approval, the solar project developer will commission and install the solar power plant at the site and submit WRC (work completion report) to MEDA.
- MEDA officials visit the site and perform site inspection, following which they will issue a NOC letter to the eligible customer.
- After successful testing report MSEB/ MAHADISCOM electrician will install net metering for you.
- The approval shall be valid for a period of 6 months from the date of approval, or such extended period as may be agreed to by the MSEDCL.
- Through proper Follow up we will get the process completed within 1.5 to 2 months.
- After all the processes have been successfully completed and fulfilled, the subsidy amount is directly credited to the account of the eligible customer.
- Usually one can expect to receive the subsidy between 1 and 1.5 years from the start of the project.The release subsidy is through:
- State Nodal Agencies (SNAs)-MEDA is SNA for Maharashtra
- SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India)
- Other Government AgenciesDocuments Required:1) Aadhar Card / Pan Card2) MSEB Electricity Bill ( Paid Receipt )3) Property Tax Bill ( Paid Receipt )4) 4 Photographs5) Proper & appropriate Customer Bank Account Details6) Customer valid e-mail id and Contact numberHow to apply for solar energy subsidy in Maharashtra?The solar project subsidy in Maharashtra is administered by MEDA.
- If you’re from Maharashtra and want to install solar, get in touch with Arunan Energy (www.aruanenergy.com). You can just fill the form on our website for a site visit to finalize the quote, or call our team if you have questions.Subsidy Applicable as per SECI guidelines
KUSUM YOJANA 2019-20(Full Form -Kisan Urja Suraksha Utthaan Mahaabhiyan)[Solar Agriculture Pumps [Loan Subsidy] Scheme]
- Under this arrangement, the central government desires to assist as many farmers as possible to install new and improved solar pumps on their farms.
- Individual farmers, Panchayats, cooperatives, Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO) can install solar power plants of capacity ranging from 500 kW to 2 MW.
- It is preferred to install the solar plant within 5 km radius of substations; the project can be installed on any land. In the case of agricultural lands sufficient space between panel rows must be ensured. In this way, farming can also be carried out in the land.
- Discoms will declare sub-station wise generation capacity and would purchase the power generated by solar plants.
- The State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) of each state determines the feed-in-tariff (FiT) at which Discoms can purchase power. A PPA (power purchase agreement) for 25 years will also be signed by them.
- The lease rent will be directly credited to the bank account of farmers/landowners.Benefits:
- It will offer a stable source of income to landowners for at least 25 years.
- In this way, farmers can even earn from their uncultivable land.
- A minimum installation height will ensure that farming activities can take place along with solar plants in case of cultivable lands.
- Through the scheme, sufficient solar power can be generated to power agriculture pumps and to fulfil other power requirements of the area.Document Required for Kusum Scheme
- AADHAR Card
- Bank Account Passbook (Aadhar Linked)
- Income certificate
- Address Proof
- Name & Mobile Number & E-mail Id.
- Identity as FarmerComponents of the scheme:
- Solar pump distribution – During the first phase of the program, the power department, in association with other wings of the government will work towards the successful distribution of solar Powered pumps.
- Construction of solar power factory – The next component will include the construction of solar power plants, which will have the capacity to produce a significant amount of power.
- Setting up tube-wells – The third component of this scheme deals with the setting up of unique tubewells, under the watchful eyes of the central government, which will also a certain amount of power.
- Modernization of present pumps – Only production of powers is not the aim of the scheme. The final component of this program deals with the modernization of pumps, which are in use, as of now. Old pumps will be replaced by developed solar pumps.