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Rooftop solar panels policy to be before Cabinet soon:Goyal


The policy to encourage rooftop solar power panels is ready and will soon be placed before the Union Cabinet for consideration and approval, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said. “I have approved the rooftop solar panel policy. I will take it to the Cabinet very soon,” he said while speaking at an award function organised Dun & Bradstreet here. The policy, according to sources, will have detailed guidelines about installing rooftop solar panels on various buildings including government schools, colleges and other intuitions.

Government has set an ambitious target of having 100 GW of solar power generation capacity by 2020 including 40 GW of rooftop solar. The policy will contain technical specification and other financial incentives for encouraging roof top solar projects. Goyal said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to focus on structural improvement rather than providing quick fix or bandage solutions. He said this a focused approach on solar power will result in double digit economic growth in two-three decades.


Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


  1. Sooner the policy faster will be the achieving the target from source of rooftop solar. it should be mandatory like other taxes. Aadhar card should be used for calculating the energy produced, income earned by the rooftop solar owners ( deemed), cost saved by them through net metering. This will also reduce the energy consumption by way of using the Airconditioners/ fans. The reason is that the roof top will be heated throughout the day . When fans/ Airconditoners are used during the night power consumption will be more. by installing the solar panels the heat will not directly fall on the roof top thus reduces the use of power during the night.


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