Clarification on eligibility of CFA for rooftop solar plants (with or without net metering/gross metering facility) and for declaring commissioned plant capacity W.r.t installed inverter capacity.

Grid connected solar rooftop power plants with captive/hybrid consumption are also eligible for CFA under the “Grid Connected Solar Roof top Programme” (with or without net metering/gross metering). In case of projects, wherein installed inverter capacity is less than the PV module array capacity, the inverter capacity shall be considered for declaring commissioned plant capacity and subsequently for release of subsidy https://mnre.gov.in/file-manager/UserFiles/clarification-CFA-solar-rooftop-plants.pdf

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Clarification regarding the New Benchmark cost of Off-grid Solar PV Systems and Rooftop Solar Plants for the Year 2018-19

All agencies, which are implementing the projects sanctioned under the Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Applications programme and Grid Connected Rooftop Solar and Small Power Plant Programme, and have not issued the work order/LoA till date, for the projects sanctioned by Ministry, are requested to follow the new benchmark cost for the year 2018-19 to be issued by Ministry shortly. All sanctioned projects for which the work orders/LoAs will be issued from 20.4.2018 onwards will be eligible for central financial assistance as per new benchmark cost for 2018-19.

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Notice to undertake transparent bidding process for discovery of price for installation of solar rooftop projects.

To ensure transparency in implementation of rooftop solar projects under capital subsidy Scheme for residential, social and institutional sectors, Ministry vide its OM no. 03/88/201S-16/GCRT dated 08.09.2016 (copy attached) had issued guidelines mandating the Implementing Agencies (SNAs/ Discoms/ Municipal Corporations etc.) to undertake transparent bidding process for discovery of price for installation of solar rooftop projects. It is once again re-iterated that Implementing Agencies must adhere to above guidelines and selection of bidders and discovery of project cost for rooftop solar under Ministry’s scheme must be through a transparent competitive bidding process. https://mnre.gov.in/sites/default/files/webform/notices/Implementation-of-GCSRT-Power-Projects-through-transparent-bidding-process.pdf

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Clarification in ‘Achievement-Linked Incentive Scheme for Government Sector’

Clarification on applicability of incentives to individual project developers. It is hereby clarified that the capacity allotted in the work order to a project developer will be considered as target capacity and incentives will be provided to the project developer on the basis of achievements by the project developer against the capacity allotted in the work order, as per provisions of the Scheme.   https://mnre.gov.in/sites/default/files/uploads/Incentive%20scheme%20clarification0001.pdf

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Notification for the scaling up of the budget during the 12th Five Year Plan for the implementation upto 2019-20 – Amendment 2

In continuation to the Administrative Approval for continuation of ”Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar power Plants Programme”, notification for the amendment no 2 for the scaling up of the budget from Rs. 600 Cr. during the 12th Five Year Plan to Rs. 5000 Cr. for the implementation up to 2019-20.   https://mnre.gov.in/file-manager/UserFiles/gcrt-cfa-notification-02-09-2016.pdf

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Notification for the scaling up of the budget during the 12th Five Year Plan for the implementation upto 2019-20.

In continuation to the Administrative Approval for continuation of ”Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar power Plants Programme”, notification for the scaling up of the budget from Rs. 600 Cr. during the 12th Five Year Plan to Rs. 5000 Cr. for the implementation up to 2019-20. https://mnre.gov.in/file-manager/UserFiles/gcrt-cfa-notification-04-03-2016.pdf

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Benchmark cost for Off-grid Solar PV Systems and Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Power Plants for the Year 2018-19

The benchmark cost for Off-grid Solar PV Systems and Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Power Plants for the Year 2018-19 notified. The mentioned benchmark costs are inclusive of total system cost and its installation, commissioning, transportation, insurance, five year AMC/CMC, and applicable fees and taxes.   https://mnre.gov.in/sites/default/files/webform/notices/Off_Grid-&-Grid-Benchmark-Cost-2018-19.pdf    

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