The Indian government has drawn up a 'Mission 500GW' plan to ensure India is able to extend its scope of renewable energy (RE) to 500 GW by the year 2030, in line with the announcement made by Prime Minister Modi at the COP26 climate conference at Glasgow. Ministry of Power & Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) are working proactively to achieve the targets set by India. MNRE is the ministry working in the area of New & Renewable Energy in India and already working to promote renewable energy all over India. There are already lot of schemes by MNRE to promote the Solar or Distributed Renewable Energy going on all over India. Main schemes are mentioned here:-

RESIDENTIAL ROOFTOP SOLAR SUBSIDY SCHEME

The Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidy Scheme also known as RTS Phase-II of MNRE, is the scheme for achieving cumulative capacity of 40,000 MW from Rooftop Solar (RTS) Projects by the year 2022. The beneficiaries who can benefit of the Subsidy scheme are the residential consumers for projects up to 10 KW. Applicable subsidy is 40% subsidy for the first 3 kW and 20% subsidy beyond 3 kW and upto 10 kW of solar project capacity. MNRE is implementing DBT ( Direct Beneficiary Transfer) for this scheme by April 2022. For more details on the current ongoing Rooftop Solar Subsidy Scheme in Rajasthan please click on the button below.

PM- KUSUM YOJNA

The PM-KUSUM scheme was launched by the MNRE in 2019, to support installation of off-grid solar pumps in rural areas and reduce dependence on grid, in grid-connected areas. The objective of the scheme is to enable farmers to set up solar power generation capacity on their barren lands and to sell it to the grid. The government’s Budget for 2020-21 expanded the scope for the scheme with 20 lakh farmers to be provided assistance to install standalone solar pumps; another 15 lakh farmers to be given help to solarize their grid-connected pump sets. For more details on the current ongoing Rooftop Solar Subsidy Scheme in Rajasthan please click on the button below.

OTHER SCHEMES

 There are various other schemes run by MNRE to promote renewable energy in India. Few of them are as below:-

  • Scheme for Development of Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks: It is a scheme to develop Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks (UMREPPs) under the existing Solar Park Scheme.

  • National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy 2018: The main objective of the Policy is to provide a framework for promotion of large grid connected wind-solar PV hybrid systems for optimal and efficient utilization of wind and solar resources, transmission infrastructure and land.

  • Atal Jyoti Yojana: The AJAY scheme was launched in September 2016 for the installation of solar street lighting (SSL) systems in states with less than 50% households covered with grid power (as per Census 2011).

  • International Solar Alliance (ISA): The ISA, is an Indian initiative that was launched by the Prime Minister of India and the President of France on 30th November 2015 in Paris, France on the side-lines of the Conference of the Parties (COP-21), with 121 solar resource rich countries lying fully or partially between the tropic of Cancer and tropic of Capricorn as prospective members.

  • One Sun, One World, One Grid (OSOWOG): It focuses on a framework for facilitating global cooperation, building a global ecosystem of interconnected renewable energy resources (mainly solar energy) that can be seamlessly shared.

  • National Solar Mission: It is a part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change.

  • Suryamitra Skill Development Programme: To provide skill training to rural youth in handling solar installations. To know more about any of the above scheme please click on the button below:-