Dec 23: The programme envisages the installation of 4,000 MW of RTS capacity in the residential sector.
A total of 7.3 GW RTS capacity has been achieved till 30.11.2022
With an objective to achieve 40 GW of rooftop solar (RTS) capacity in the country, the government of India launched the Rooftop Solar Program Phase-II on 8.3.2019. The Programme envisaged the installation of 4,000 MW of RTS capacity in the residential sector by providing Central Financial Assistance and incentives to DISCOMs for the achievement of additional RTS capacity in a year over and above the installed capacity of the previous year. A provision for total central financial support of Rs. 11814 Cr, including service charges to the implementing agencies, has been made under the programme, which was initially scheduled for completion by 2022. However, a total of 7.3 GW RTS capacity has been achieved till 30.11.2022.
Apart from reasons such as apprehension of possible revenue loss to DISCOMs, delay in approvals and installation of net/gross metres by DISCOMs, lack of uniform regulations, lack of awareness, etc., the implementation of the programme has been significantly affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and DISCOMs and State Implementing Agencies have sought extensions in the timeline for the execution of projects under the program. The Ministry has also conducted third-party evaluations of the program, and based on the recommendations, the programme has been extended till 31.3.2026.Disclaimer: We donot claim that the images used as part of the news published are always owned by us. From time to time, we use images sourced as part of news or any related images or representations. Kindly take a look at our image usage policy on how we select the image that are used as part of the news.