Grid-connected rooftop solar projects launched by Odisha government
Having the potential to generate more than 5,000 MW of solar power, the State Government has set a target to tap 8 MW of the clean energy in the current financial year.
In a bid to popularise grid-connected rooftop solar power plant, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a web portal www.rtsodisha.gov.in, which will provide an opportunity to the stakeholders to interact with customers for timely delivery of services online.
Launching the portal, the Chief Minister said, “Harnessing renewable energy and utilising it productively in various spheres of the economy is a focus area of my Government.”
He said grid-connected rooftop solar systems are best options for adding renewable solar capacity through people’s participation. This decentralised system has the ability to strengthen the grid and reduce power loss.
Under the programme, consumers can instal solar plants on their rooftops and consume the generated solar power during day time. Excess power can be sold to the grid at 220 v/440 v levels through service cables, said Science and Technology Secretary Vir Vikram Yadav.
The solar power generated from rooftop and exported to the grid can be metered through net-meter, a special type of meter which will be provided by the respective distribution companies. The difference between import from the grid and export to it will be billed to the consumer.
Consumers can reduce their consumption of electricity by using solar power and simultaneously get a reduced bill on account of selling solar power to the grid, he said.The investment on a rooftop solar system is about `70,000 per kilo watt. The State Government will provide 30 per cent subsidy to the consumers belonging to residential, institutional, registered societies and trusts.
The Government had announced renewable energy policy for the State in November last year which envisages renewable energy capacity addition of 2,750 mw by 2022. A major part of this capacity addition target has been assigned to solar power with a share of 2200 mw. This includes projects on land, canal, rooftop as well as off-grid projects, Yadav said. A total capacity of 68 mw has been commissioned in the State so far, he added.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a web portal www.rtsodisha.gov.in
Consumers can instal solar plants on their rooftops and consume the generated solar power during day time. Excess power can be sold to the grid at 220 v/440 v levels through service cables. The solar power generated from rooftop and exported to the grid can be metered through net-meter. Net-meter is a special meter which will be provided by the respective distribution companies