Solar Roof Top Scheme

With reference to the Solar Roof Top Scheme, consider the following statements:

1. It will not be necessary for any household to get the roof top installed by any of the listed vendors.
2. The subsidy to be given by the Govt. of India which is 40% for roof top of upto 3 KW capacity and 20% beyond that upto 10 KW will be credited to the account of the householder by the DISCOM within 30 days of the installation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: Both 1 and 2

Explanation: The Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy Shri R.K Singh reviewed the progress of the Roof Top Scheme on 19th January 2022.

After the review, the Minister gave directions for simplifying the Roof Top Scheme, so that the people are able to access it easily.

He has directed that henceforth, it will not be necessary for any household to get the roof top installed by any of the listed vendors.

The households may also install the roof top by themselves or get the roof top installed by any vendor of their choice, and inform the distribution company about the installation alongwith a photograph of the system which has been installed.

The intimation to the DISCOM of the installation of the roof top can be given either in the material form through a letter / application or on the designated website which has been set up by every DISCOM and by the Govt. of India for the Roof Top Scheme.

The distribution company will ensure that the netmetering will be provided within 15 days of the information being received.

The subsidy to be given by the Govt. of India which is 40% for roof top of upto 3 KW capacity and 20% beyond that upto 10 KW will be credited to the account of the householder by the DISCOM within 30 days of the installation.

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