Delhi Residents can avail installation of rooftop solar panels easily as the state government launched a user-friendly online portal to ease the process. This portal provides a list of approved vendors, with the tools to optimize panel placement and calculator for solar capacity.

Delhi Solar Energy Policy 2023 which was launched in March 2024 aims to boost rooftop solar installations. The policy provides various incentives which include state capital subsidies and generation-based incentives along with Central Financial Assistance (CFA). Residents installing the rooftop solar panels under this policy will be provided with a subsidy of Rs 2000 per kW, capped at Rs 10,000 per household. Along with this, police also provide performance-based rewards. According to the generation-based incentive, the government will provide Rs 3 for extra electricity generated for up to 3kW and Rs 2 for larger systems of up to 3-5kW for the next five years. There is no minimum production cap to receive this payment like we had in the policy of 2016.  

To install solar panels in households, the process begins with online registration on the National Solar Portal to get the benefit of CFA under the scheme PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli. Consumers then need to log in to their accounts and fill out an application for a rooftop solar system. After this, the DISCOM will further review the application and check its feasibility. The approval letter will then be issued through mail. 

After the completion of choosing the vendor, consumers further can submit their system details to the power company for approval. When the installation is completed, the consumer needs to submit documents related to installation to both Discoms and national portals. Following, when the inspection is done by the Discoms two meters are installed net meter and solar meter. Once the Discom updates the details on the national portal, an online commissioning certificate will be generated and visible on the consumer’s account. The subsidy will be transferred to the consumer’s account within 30 days. 

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