Delhi approves draft Solar Policy, revises target to 6,000 MW by 2025
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Delhi approves draft Solar Policy, revises target to 6,000 MW by 2025

The Delhi government has approved the draft of its ambitious Solar Policy 2022 which revises the installed capacity to 6,000 MW from 2,000 MW by 2025, a three-fold jump in as many years.

Delhi's new solar policy targets 6,000 MW of installed solar capacity by 2025 to increase the share of solar energy in Delhi's annual electricity demand from 9 per cent to 25 per cent in three years, the highest in India, said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

The government had targeted an installed capacity of 2,000 MW solar power by 2025 in its 2016 solar policy. The policy aims to create a unified single-window state portal managed by the Delhi Solar Cell that will provide information on the benefits of solar PV systems, process-related guidelines, and timeline. "To motivate consumers to use solar energy, the government will provide various incentives such as generation-based incentives (GBI) and capital subsidies. For the first time in the country, consumers will have an opportunity for Community Solar and Peer-to-Peer trading," Sisodia said.

The policy will provide capital subsidies for residential as well as commercial consumers in Delhi, he said. The draft Delhi Solar Policy 2022 will now be in the public domain for 30 days for comments from stakeholders, after which it will be tabled in the Cabinet for final approval. "The new solar policy will further boost the efforts of the Delhi government to fight pollution while generating 12,000 new jobs. It will make Delhi a model for states and cities not just in India but also across the world in enabling sustainable clean energy transition," the deputy CM said.

The draft policy provides for monthly GBI for residential, group housing societies and resident welfare associations, and commercial and industrial consumers for five years from the date of commissioning of the solar power. The GBI will be Rs 3/kWh for residential solar systems up to 3 kW, Rs 2/kWh for residential solar systems above 3 kW and up to 10kW, Rs 2/kWh for CGHS and RWAs with solar systems up to 500kW (at 10kW per house).

Taxes and duties will not be levied on generation from RTS (roof top solar) panels whether for self-consumption or supplied to the grid. To increase the uptake of RTS panels, the policy also encourages new deployment models such as Hybrid RESCO, Community Solar and Peer-to-Peer trading. A Hybrid RESCO model is envisioned for the first time in India through the draft Delhi Solar Policy 2022 for all consumers, a Delhi government statement said.

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The Delhi government has approved the draft of its ambitious Solar Policy 2022 which revises the installed capacity to 6,000 MW from 2,000 MW by 2025, a three-fold jump in as many years. Delhi's new solar policy targets 6,000 MW of installed solar capacity by 2025 to increase the share of solar energy in Delhi's annual electricity demand from 9 per cent to 25 per cent in three years, the highest in India, said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. The government had targeted an installed capacity of 2,000 MW solar power by 2025 in its 2016 solar policy. The policy aims to create a unified single-window state portal managed by the Delhi Solar Cell that will provide information on the benefits of solar PV systems, process-related guidelines, and timeline. To motivate consumers to use solar energy, the government will provide various incentives such as generation-based incentives (GBI) and capital subsidies. For the first time in the country, consumers will have an opportunity for Community Solar and Peer-to-Peer trading, Sisodia said. The policy will provide capital subsidies for residential as well as commercial consumers in Delhi, he said. The draft Delhi Solar Policy 2022 will now be in the public domain for 30 days for comments from stakeholders, after which it will be tabled in the Cabinet for final approval. The new solar policy will further boost the efforts of the Delhi government to fight pollution while generating 12,000 new jobs. It will make Delhi a model for states and cities not just in India but also across the world in enabling sustainable clean energy transition, the deputy CM said. The draft policy provides for monthly GBI for residential, group housing societies and resident welfare associations, and commercial and industrial consumers for five years from the date of commissioning of the solar power. The GBI will be Rs 3/kWh for residential solar systems up to 3 kW, Rs 2/kWh for residential solar systems above 3 kW and up to 10kW, Rs 2/kWh for CGHS and RWAs with solar systems up to 500kW (at 10kW per house). Taxes and duties will not be levied on generation from RTS (roof top solar) panels whether for self-consumption or supplied to the grid. To increase the uptake of RTS panels, the policy also encourages new deployment models such as Hybrid RESCO, Community Solar and Peer-to-Peer trading. A Hybrid RESCO model is envisioned for the first time in India through the draft Delhi Solar Policy 2022 for all consumers, a Delhi government statement said. Also Read Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru; India’s biggest office markets in 2022 Tata Power arm receives Letter of Award for 255-MW wind-solar hybrid

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