AGRA: In order to make rooftop solar power plants more affordable to the people of Uttar Pradesh, the state government has announced an additional subsidy of Rs 15,000 per kilowatt (KW) or a maximum of Rs 30,000 for installation of solar plants after the Centre announced 30% subsidy on the same.
To take benefit of this scheme, one has to submit an online application form, which will be available from this week, from the website of Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA).
Also, the applicant has to take a no objection certificate (NOC) from a local power distribution company and the UPNEDA. Within one week of the submission of online application, the processing for installation of solar power plant will be initiated.
Under the scheme, there is also scope for installation of a common solar power plant of up to 25 percent capacity of the electric transformer in residential areas.
Bharat Bhushan, senior project director of UPNEDA said, “Awareness of people about the benefits of solar energy has increased in past few years. For the benefit of the public, the state government announced additional subsidy for installation of solar power plant. The applications for rooftop solar power plant scheme will be accepted through upneda.org.in.”
Moreover, the UPNEDA— with the help of power department, on orders of the state government— has identified 716 poor families in the district living without electricity. The agency is working on a plan to light by these houses with solar energy.