Green energy: Delhi government urges residents, offices to set up rooftop solar plants
Green energy, clean energy: In a move to bring awareness about the use of solar energy, Delhi Government’s Power Department has planned an outreach programme for several resident welfare associations (RWAs) across the city.
With an aim to harness one GigaWatt of solar energy by 2020, the department had opened the registration process for installation of rooftop solar power plants in the city last week.
30 per cent financial assistance for the solar photovoltaic plant will be given by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, under the scheme. An incentive of Rs two per unit will also be available for the residential category, a government official said.
The official added that net metering will be started from Delhi government offices before moving on to other commercial institutions.
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Net metering is a billing system that credits solar energy system owners for the amount of electricity they add to the grid. Currently, there are only 53 net metering systems in Delhi.
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had directed the Power Department to prepare a standard operating procedure to foster installation of solar power panels in the city.