Karnataka solar – Net metering or gross metering?

Karnataka has fine-tuned their rooftop solar policy (memorandum reproduced at the end of this post)

  1. The maximum size of the rooftop solar plant was earlier limited to 150% of the sanctioned load. This has been reduced to 100% of the sanctioned load.
  2. Earlier, commercial consumers were eligible for net metering while Domestic, Hospital and Educational institutions were eligible for gross metering. Now Domestic, Hospital and Educational institutions can opt for either gross or net metering by a one time irrevocable option

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Tamil Nadu rooftop solar: Good return on investment

Tamil Nadu continues to lead the nation in rooftop solar installation. As per the 2016 Bridge To India report, Tamil Nadu is the state with the most rooftop solar installed across Residential, Commercial and Industrial categories.

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U.P.: Solar gives attractive returns

Our earlier post on rooftop solar in Delhi was very popular and we got many inquiries from residents of NOIDA and other parts of the NCR whether the post was applicable to them too. Since electricity is a state subject, the solar policies vary from one state to another. This post talks about the solar economics specific to Uttar Pradesh. Continue reading “U.P.: Solar gives attractive returns”

Cut Haryana electricity bills by 90%! Put solar on your roof

Our earlier post on rooftop solar in Delhi was very popular and we got many inquiries from residents of Gurugram, Faridabad and other parts of the NCR whether the post was applicable to them too. Since electricity is a state subject, the solar policies vary from one state to another. This post talks about the solar economics specific to Haryana. Continue reading “Cut Haryana electricity bills by 90%! Put solar on your roof”

Delhi rooftop solar cheaper than electricity bill!

Delhi is a huge consumer of electricity – it uses more power than all other metros put together. The peak power demand in Delhi in 2014 was ~6000 MW, almost all of it coming from coal and gas powered plants located in Delhi. The impact of these on air quality and health is huge, with Delhi routinely making the lists of the most polluted cities in the world.

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Rooftop Solar in Telangana – Sizing and Financial Returns

There are two DISCOMs in Telangana – TSSPDCL that supplies power to the districts of Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda and Medak, and TSNPDCL that supplies to Warangal, Karimnagar, Khammam, Nizamabad and Adilabad. The net metered rooftop solar installations are growing at a brisk pace, with the TSSPDCL site showing 652 commissioned projects as of date with a total capacity of 9.9 MW (an average of 15kW per installation) Continue reading “Rooftop Solar in Telangana – Sizing and Financial Returns”

Rooftop Solar in Karnataka – Sizing and Financial Returns

Karnataka is a pioneer state for on-grid rooftop solar. With innovative policies, it was responsible for a huge surge in interest from all sections of society to install rooftop solar plants.

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