The National Solar Mission

  • The National Solar Mission was launched on the 11th January, 2010 by the Prime Minister. The Mission has set the ambitious target of deploying 20,000 MW of grid connected solar power by 2022 is aimed at reducing the cost of solar power generation in the country through
  • long term policy;
  • large scale deployment goals;
  • aggressive R&D;
  • domestic production of critical raw materials, components and products, as a result to achieve grid tariff parity by 2022

 Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme

  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing ‘Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme’ for installation of grid connected roof top solar systems from 1 kWp to 500 kWp capacity in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings.
  • Objective of the Programme (Data by MNRE)
    • To promote the grid connected SPV rooftop and small SPV power generating plants among the residential, community, institutional, industrial and commercial establishments.
    • To mitigate the dependence on fossil fuel based electricity generation and encourage environment friendly Solar electricity generation.
    • To create enabling environment for investment in solar energy sector by private sector, state government and the individuals.
    • To create enabling environment for supply of solar power from rooftop and small plants to the grid.
    • To encourage innovation in addressing market needs and promoting sustainable businesses models and ensures employment opportunities.
    • To provide support to channel partners and potential beneficiaries, within the framework of boundary conditions and in a flexible demand driven mode.
    • To create a paradigm shift needed for commoditization of grid connected SPV rooftop applications.
    • To support consultancy services, seminars, symposia, capacity building, awareness campaigns, human resource development, etc.
    • To encourage replacement of diesel, wherever possible.
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