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GENERATION BASED SUBSIDY UNVEILED IN KERALA SOLAR POLICY
The Kerala Solar Energy Policy 2013, which seeks to increase the state’s installed solar power capacity to 500 MW in 2017 and 1500 MW by 2030, intends to make solar water heating system (SWHS) mandatory in industrial buildings, government and private hospitals, resorts and hotels.
The policy, unveiled on Wednesday, speaks of generation-based subsidy instead of the usual capital subsidies for off-grid solar projects. “Generation-based incentives will ensure that the systems are installed, maintained and continue to remain functional,” the Policy states. “The existing capital subsidies will be restructured appropriately,” it adds.
The Policy also identifies the entry of “unscrupulous elements” into the field of solar power as one of the reasons for the low popularity of solar power in the state.
As for grid-connected systems, the policy states that the government will initiate a programme under which all public buildings are provided with generation facilities using appropriate technology options.
“As the load cycle of the government offices match with that of the solar plants, they are fitting cases of solar application,” the policy states. The engineering procurement and construction (EPC) mode of implementation will be replaced by a design-build-operate-and-transfer scheme.
The policy states that grid-connected systems will be promoted for domestic consumers in a phased manner. “This will be one after formulating grid connection standards for low tension (LT) distribution in line with this policy,” it states.SOURCE
ANERT TO SET UP A 2MW SOLAR POWER PLANT IN PALAKKAD
Kerala’s first solar farm on the Mega Watt scale is expected to become operational at Kuzhalmandam in Palakkad district by March next year. The Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) will implement the project estimated to cost Rs.16 crore.
Utilising crystalline silicon technology, the grid-fed solar power plant of 2 MW capacity will come up on 12 acres of land. Designed in-house by ANERT, it features flat plate collectors and intelligent inverters. Once commissioned, the farm will feed 30 lakh units of power to the grid every year.
Officials said the project was designed to assist in research and development of grid-interactive power plants. The farm would be established as a turnkey project.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy released the detailed project report (DPR) of the solar farm during the inauguration of the new headquarters building of ANERT here on Wednesday.
He said the availability of quality power was a critical element in Kerala’s development.
He said the power situation in the State warranted a focus on non-conventional energy sources and energy conservation.
Mr. Chandy said mini-hydel projects and solar power offered clean and eco-friendly means of power generation ideal for a State like Kerala.
Solution to power crisis
Delivering the presidential address, Electricity Minister Aryadan Mohammed said non-conventional energy sources were the obvious solution to the power crisis faced by the State.
“With no further scope for additional generation through conventional means, the State will have to make maximum use of wind and solar power to bridge the widening gap between demand and supply.”
Pointing out that 5,000 houses across the State had been provided with subsidized rooftop solar panels generating a total of 5 MW, he stressed the need to popularise the initiative. Mr. Mohammed stressed the need to equip government buildings with green features to save energy.
Highlighting the need for energy conservation, he directed the officials at the open-air venue to switch off the lights that were kept on in broad daylight.
With a built-up area of 25,000 sq ft., the new headquarters complex of ANERT is built on the Green Building concept. It will feature a roof top solar power plant of 15 kW capacity, solar-wind hybrid system, biogas plants, and solar water heaters.
K. Muraleedharan, MLA, Additional Chief Secretary Niveditha P. Haran, and ANERT director M. Jayaraju were among those who spoke.SOURCE
KERELA SOLAR POLICY -COMMENTS SOUGHT BY GOVERNMENT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
4. Strategy of implementation
5. 'Feed-in-Tariff', 'Net Metering' and 'Pooled Cost of Energy'
6. Request for connectivity
7. Procurement Policy on Grid connected solar plants
8. Reservation of land
9. Settlement of Energy charges
10. Incentives and facilities under the policy
11. Agencies involved and their role under the policy
It is felt that a forward looking Government need to have a structured approach to seriously evaluate the
possibilities of harnessing renewable energy sources and accord due weightage in a realistic manner
for such sources to be integrated into its overall energy generation strategies. There is a popular
perception that solar energy could be the key part of the solution to the energy crisis in the State. To
promote the systematic tapping of the Solar Energy potential to the maximum an appropriate policy
framework is essential. This policy seeks to evaluate in a realistic manner the possibilities of harnessing
solar energy to optimal levels and to put in place the necessary framework.
Maturity level and high cost of the technology, compatibility of transmission and distribution
infrastructure, limitations on land availability, adequacy of fiscal incentives have been the reasons
behind the very low penetration of solar energy in the mainstream life of Kerala.
However at a macro level, Electricity Act 2003 promotes absorption of renewable energy and mandates
for specified consumption from renewable sources in the area of every distribution utility. Accordingly
Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) and more specifically solar purchase obligations have become
mandatory recently. This presently is fixed at 3% of the total consumption for RPO and out of which
0.25% shall be from the solar sources alone, with annual escalation at 10% till the quantum from
renewable reaches 10% of total purchase.
Vision is to mainstream the use of solar energy in the energy mix of Kerala in an inclusive manner to
ensure optimal usage of the available solar potential in its region.
The Mission is to
i. Increase the installed capacity of the solar sector in the state to 500 MW by 2017 and 1500 MW
ii. Contributing to long term energy security of the State of Kerala as well as ecological security by
reduction in carbon emissions
iii. Define end users who can adapt solar in a big way.
iv. Deploy package of incentives and disincentives for identified groups.
v. Adaption of solar to trigger a paradigm shift in the usage of energy at the micro and macro level.
vi. Generating large direct and indirect employment opportunities in solar and allied industries.
vii. Creation of skilled and semi-skilled man power resources for installation and maintenance of the
solar systems through promotion of technical and other related training facilities.
viii. Promotion of entrepreneurs / startups industries / institutions in the state who are engaged in the
development of innovative solar based systems.
ix. Creating an R&D hub by establishment of institutional collaborations with educational institutions,
research centers, industries, utility etc for working towards applied research and
commercialization of nascent technologies to accelerate deployment of various combinations of
solar power technologies and solar based hybrid co-generation technologies which will focus on
improving efficiency in existing systems, reducing cost of balance of system etc.
4. Title and enforcement:
a. This Policy will be known as Kerala Solar Energy Policy, 2013
b. The Policy will come into operation with effect from 01.04.2013 and will remain in force until
superseded or modified by another Policy.
c. State Government may undertake review of this Policy as and when the need arises in view of
any technological breakthrough or to remove any inconsistency with Electricity Act 2003,
Rules & Regulation made thereof or any Government of India Policy/State Electricity
Regulatory Commission's order.
5. Strategy of implementation
The strategies to achieve the policy objectives are outlined as below:
1. Supply side interventions
1.1 Off grid roof top systems at demand points / consumer premises like solar inverter
installations, solar powered cellular towers, display boards/ hoardings etc.
1.2 Promoting conversion of existing inverter installations to solar power by way of providing
suitable incentive schemes.
1.3 Grid connected systems partly meeting requirements at demand points and feeding to the
1.4 Off site generation at locations like canals, reservoirs (floatovoltaic), waste lands, quarries,
1.5 Off shore generating plants - primarily solar-thermal systems.
1.6 The off-grid solar applications shall be promoted for replacement of diesel based generator
sets. Guidelines and incentives issued by MNRE from time to time shall be followed in State
for promotion of decentralized and off-grid solar applications.
1.7 Empanelment of Suppliers / system integrators as per the guidelines in force for
implementation of the solar systems envisaged in the policy
1.8 Standards for grid connectivity at LT level will be notified for the State to promote
decentralized solar power generation, which will remain applicable until national standards
are notified and adopted by the State.
1.9 Since large scale absorption of solar electricity into the system is impossible without sufficient
storage, a program for exploring and developing Pumped Storage schemes in the state shall
be promoted as part of the Solar Policy.
1.10 Since developing Balance Of Supply (BoS) plants is essential to tap the employment
opportunities presented by Solar to the fullest measure, the state will promote public sector
enterprises like Keltron etc to manufacture BoS plants.
2. Promotion of Solar Thermal Collectors:
2.1 Solar Water Heating System (SWHS):
The State will promote Solar Water heating system by adopting the key strategy of making
necessary policy changes for mandatory use of solar water heating system (SWHS) in the following
potential categories :-
a) All Industrial buildings where hot water is required for processing.
b) All Government/Private Hospitals and Nursing homes.
c) All Hotels, Resorts, Motels, Banquet halls, Catering Units and Industrial Canteens.
d) Individual Residential buildings with an area of 3000 sq feet and above within the limits of
Municipality/Panchayat/Corporations including Housing Complexes set up by Group Housing
e) Hostels in educational institutions/Pvt. Hostels, Testing Labs/Laboratories of Educational
f) Barracks of Police, Paramilitary Forces and Jails.
g) Private/Government Guest Houses, Govt. Tourist Hotels, Inspection Bungalow, Circuit House
and retiring rooms of Railways.
h) Health Centres, Sports Complex.
i) All weather swimming pools.
2.2 Solar Steam Systems:
The State will promote the use of solar steam systems for wider applications such as
a) Community cooking in residential institutions/ industrial mess/Hotels /Barracks/ Mid day meal
b) Industrial application of steam in process industries such as Textile/Food industry etc.
2.3 Industrial Applications:
The State will promote the use of Solar Water Heating System (SWHS), Solar Steam Systems etc
for Industrial applications such as:
a) Process requirements of hot water.
b) Process requirements of steam.
c) Pre-heating applications in variety of Industries.
d) Drying applications.
e) Steam press and laundry units
f) Solar steam cooking applications in industrial mess/hotels etc. 3.
Financing the projects
3.1 For off grid systems the policy seeks to ensure bank finance at attractive rates and provide
generation based incentives rather than capital subsidies to ensure that the systems are
installed, maintained and continued to remain functional. The existing capital subsidies shall be
restructured appropriately for the same.
3.2 For grid connected systems Government itself would initiate a programme by which all public
buildings are provided with generation facilities using appropriate technology options. Here also
rather than an EPC mode of implementation, a design, build, operate and transfer scheme with
annuity payments shall be preferred. As the Load cycle of the government offices match with
that of the solar plants, they are fitting cases for solar application. Policy urges all the concerned
to make use of the roof top and premises to install solar plants to match maximum demand of
the concerned office, within a period of 2 years time. A panel of implementing agencies and
pro-rata costs per kilo watt shall be prepared and each office/department can choose a
developer for implementing this scheme.
3.3 For grid connected systems in non-Government buildings / premises the incentives shall be on
the basis of net metering, feed - in tariff and Renewable Energy Certificate mechanism, the
appropriate tariff system being decided by following due procedure.
3.4 Grid connected systems will be promoted for domestic consumers in a phased manner after
formulating grid connection standards for LT distribution in line with this policy. In this regard
cluster wise installations will be given suitable incentives on a conditional basis for adopting
3.5 Regarding floatovoltaic and public place installations a wider community ownership model
with direct financial stake by the public shall be encouraged.
3.6 For logistically difficult and technically challenging options like off shore generating plants,
projects shall be structured on the basis of competitive bidding in IPP mode.
4. Building Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure.
4.1 Safety / quality protocols for all such installations shall be worked out in detail at international
standards. For this the capability of academic institutions both within and outside the country
shall be leveraged.
4.2 This whole initiative would also be structured to improve the quality of the grid in general with
specific focus on evolving nano / community grids working on smart grid principles.
4.3 Evolving standards for grid connectivity at different voltage levels.
4.4 Notifying User Manual / guidelines on solar application - leveraging you-tube Internet
Communication Technologies (ICT), Social media etc for propagation.
4.5 Integrating with no load shedding campaign.
4.6 Creation of mechanisms like Battery banks, centralized banking of energy etc for decentralized
distributed generation of infirm energy.
5. Legal and regulatory framework
5.1 Support the formulation of regulatory environment encouraging the common man more towards
5.2 Legally enforcing use of electricity from solar source in specified sectors of energy use.
5.3 A tariff incentive for consumers opting for solar generation shall be offered with respect to
non-solar consumption subject to prefixed levels of usage.
5.4 Incentive for people's representatives / panchayats for promoting solar installations and street
5.5 I ncentive schemes for conversion of existing inverter installations to solar based ones.
5.6 Solar Procurement Obligation (SPO) will be mandated for Commercial consumers with more
than 20 kVA connected load, LT Industrial with more than 50kVA connected load and for all HT
& EHT consumers in a phased manner. All HT and EHT consumers shall have to procure 3% of
their energy consumed through SPO till March 2014 and 6% from April 2014 onwards. From
April 2014 onwards the same shall be applicable for Commercial consumers and LT industrial
as per the criteria mentioned above. The same shall be made applicable for high consuming
domestic consumers. i.e., more than 500 units per month at a later stage.
The above obligated consumers may fulfill their SPO by
> Buying equivalent to or more than their SPO from third party developers of Solar
Power projects in the State of Kerala
> Buying RECs generated by Solar Power projects in the State equivalent to or more
than their SPO
> Purchasing power from KSEB at Solar Tariff
> Consumers desirous of availing SPO exemption by captive solar generation shall
necessarily install separate meters to measure captive generation
5.7 All new domestic buildings having a floor area in between 2000 sq.ft to 3000 sq.ft should install
at least 100 litres solar water heater and 500W solar PV system. All the buildings above 3000
sq.ft should install 100 litre solar water heater and at least 1000W solar PV system.
5.8 In the case of residential flats 5% of the energy usage for common amenities should be from
5.9 In the potential categories to be notified like star hotels, hospitals, residential complexes with
more than 50 kVA total connected load the use of solar water heating system shall be made
6. 'Feed-in-Tariff', 'Net Metering" and 'Pooled Cost of Energy' of the utility applicable to Solar
Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) will notify the normative Feed-in-Tariff of
solar power for procurement by KSEB in case of offsite commercial installations. For all agencies
that consume grid power and have installed solar installations with some form of Government
subsidy only net metering shall be applicable. However for consumers with monthly consumption
of 30 units and below efforts shall be made involving welfare departments of Government and
LSGIs to solar enable them and in such cases a special feed-in-tariff scheme shall be notified.
KSERC will also annually notify the Pooled Cost of power Purchase of the utility as applicable to
solar power sector, as required under CERC (Terms and Conditions for Recognition and Issuance
of REC for Renewable Energy Generation) Regulations 2010, to facilitate investors tap the
Renewable Energy Certificate market.
7. Request for connectivity
Plants requiring grid connectivity shall make application to the utility as per the standards in place
and the utility shall provide connectivity if found feasible as per the interconnection standards in
practice, after collecting a processing fee.
8. Procurement Policy on grid connected solar plant
KSEB will have first right of refusal for the power from the plants established in private lands /
premises, except in cases of self/captive use. In such cases the sale of power to KSEB shall be as
at a tariff decided by KSERC or at the pooled cost of the power purchase of the utility or net
9. Reservation of land for the renewable project
Government shall endeavor to assess clearly the land suitable for the development of solar
installations in the possession of either Government or private individuals. Such identified lands
shall be offered to the developers for grid connected solar installations. Lease rentals fixed by
revenue department shall be payable to the land owner. Only lands which do not have an
immediate productive use shall be thus identified.
10. Settlement of Energy charges
All settlement associated with the energy charges for the grid connected plant between the
developer and the utility shall be settled on a monthly basis.
11. Incentives and facilities under this policy
a. Evacuation facility
KSEB shall create necessary evacuation facility beyond the pooling station for the projects with
capacity less than or equal to 10 MW. For higher capacity plants, KSEB shall construct the
evacuation facility on deposit work basis.
b. Open access Charges
There shall be no open access charges for solar projects for wheeling the power within the
c. Wheeling charges and T&D losses
Wheeling charges and T&D losses will not be applicable for the Captive Solar generators within
d. Exemption of electricity Duty
The energy generated from the plants under this policy shall be fully exempted from the
e. Banking facility
Conditional Banking facility shall be available to captive generators after considering system
f. Facilitating for subsidies from MNRE
ANERT being the nodal agency for the non conventional energy in the State, shall act as a
facilitator for the developer for making available the subsidy from MNRE or any other central
12. Agencies involved and their role under this policy
a. State Level Empowered Committee (SLEC)
Administration of this policy shall be entrusted with the State Level Empowered Committee
(SLEC) constituted for that purpose. The committee shall have the following constitution.
(i) Principal Secretary ( Power), GoK - Chairman
(ii) Chairman, KSEB
(iii) Member (Generation Projects), KSEB
(iv) Member (Transmission & Generation Operations), KSEB
(v) Member (Distribution), KSEB
(vi) Director, EMC
(vii) Director, ANERT - Convener
(viii) Exe. Vice President of the Kerala S&T Council (KSCSTE)
(ix) Director of Industries
(x) Land Revenue Commissioner
The committee shall also have the following responsibilities.
a) To suggest necessary amendments to the policy to remove difficulties in implementing
b) Give approval for the developer requiring land allocation from the government.
c) Approval for utilization of land designated by ANERT for development of renewable
d) Specifying the time schedule of eligible projects for which land had been allocated
e) Any other function which may found necessary
b. Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT)
ANERT is the nodal agency for the non conventional energy in the state. In administering this
policy ANERT will have the following responsibilities.
(i) To act as the linking agency between all the stake holders in matters related with this
(ii) To empanel the system providers in solar technology after due process
(iii) To assess the solar energy potential in the state and prepare area map of renewable
energy potential of the state
(iv) To act as the nodal agency for the Off-grid solar applications in the state.
(v) To facilitate in providing incentives and subsidies to the investor in the off grid
(vi) To be part of the joint mechanism with KSEB in the administration of Roof-Top solar
installations with grid connectivity.
(vii) To short list and maintain the data base on the system provider in the case of solar plants
with LT connectivity and prescribe maximum permissible installations under each system
provider in proportion to their financial strength and infrastructure capability.
c. System Provider/Integrator
Being new technology and considering safety requirements due to complexity of the system, the
assistance from the system provider is essential throughout the life period of the plant. This is
necessary to instill confidence among potential small scale investors and roof top owners in the
initial phase of technology adoption, which could be reviewed periodically based on the maturity
achieved by the technology and the level of deployment. Thus the system provider will have the
(i) To register itself with the ANERT through their due process to enable itself to provide
service in the state.
(ii) On completion of the project, enter into a tri-partite agreement involving also the facility
owner of the roof top solar plant and KSEB, ensuring continued technical support to the
(iii) Conduct periodical maintenance to the plant as per the standards and provide report of
the same to the investor as well as to KSEB.
(iv) In case investors under him opt for REC mechanism, to play the role of facilitator for the
d. Kerala State Electricity Board
Being the integrated utility on transmission and distribution in the state, KSEB shall have the
following responsibility under this policy.
(i) To mainstream solar applications by pioneering installations in canals, reservoirs
(floatovoltaic), public spaces etc
(ii) To evolve and update standards of grid connectivity for the Solar Power Systems at LT
and HT level and notify to promote decentralized solar power generation.
(iii) To assess the feasibility and provide connectivity to grid connected solar projects in a
(ii) Resort to tariff based bidding for solar energy in meeting RPO, if required.
(iii) To develop necessary transmission infrastructure based on a renewable master plan.
(iv) To provide banking facility for solar energy, incentives in the form of exclusion from open
access charges, wheeling charges, T&D loss for solar power
(v) To act as single window service provider to all grid connected solar plants in association
with other state agencies
The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is charting out an action plan for extensively exploiting the solar energy potential to tackle the power crisis gripping the State.
Official sources told The Hindu here that a high-level expert panel appointed by the board is holding weekly meetings to scrutinise the successful models set up in different parts of the country for preparing a detailed project report by mid-November. As a proven technology, it has been envisaged to adopt the solar technology at present and then move on to other sources like wind and tidal power in due course.
Noted exponent of the people’s science movement R.V.G. Menon had made a detailed presentation at a high-level meeting conducted by the board on October 11 on the sustainable energy scenario for the State and what the board should do to tide over the crisis.
He had proposed standalone rooftop solar systems, grid-connected systems, large solar farms on wasteland and canal tops and also floating mounted systems in reservoirs and backwaters, among other places. He had suggested experimental facilities in Peppara and Aruvikkara dams and also environment impact studies before opting for larger systems in Idukki as well as other favourable locations.
Research and development projects have to be taken up in a big way to promote grid-connected rooftop systems. Engineering colleges and other institutions should take up R&D projects for studying the problems that are likely to surface during power transmission to the grid. This would help to permit selected housing colonies or institutions to feed the power through 11 kV lines.
Instead of taking the plunge, the idea is to gauge the outcome of all such proposals and then go in for large-scale propagation.
While scaling up the system, quality of the equipment too is a matter of serious concern. The State does not have a mechanism for testing the quality of the panels to be used for the project. Hence, Mr. Menon had proposed a testing and certification laboratory for selecting the suitable components and promote local entrepreneurs to make use of the opportunity.
High installation cost is one of the major hitches in switching over to the solar energy mode. So, Mr. Menon had suggested adoption of the cost-effective option for the time being.
A subsidy should be extended in the initial phase. A people-friendly tariff revision strategy was also suggested, the sources said.
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The Agency for Non Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) is offering solar panels at subsidised rates for domestic and commercial consumers. For details, contact the agency's district office at civil station or the Regional Programme Officer on 2373764.
Applications in the prescribed format should be submitted before July 28.
The much awaited Solar Rooftop Power Plants scheme for 2012-13 is being launched from 1st September 2012.
Interested persons can download the programme guidelines and Application Form from links given below on this page, and submit the application to ANERT, with necessary Application Fee and supporting documents.
ANERT would be announcing the list of empanelled vendors through which the programme can be executed.
- Power plants (solar array) shall be of 1 kWp capacity
- Only off-grid power plants are covered under this programme
- State subsidy of Rs.39.000 per system
- Central Government subsidy of Rs.81,000 or maximum 30% of the cost of power plant (whichever is less) expected
- Applicants should be ready to meet the remaining expense of about Rs.1 lakh
- 10,000 such systems totalling 10 MW solar PV capacity
- Installation of systems fully meeting Govt. of India specification and guidelines through empanelled vendors
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Project of 1 kW × 10,000 Roof-top Solar Power Plants
CIRCULAR No. 4351/ANERT/10000SRTP/12-13, Dated, 24/08/2012.
Installation of 10,000 numbers of roof-top Solar PV powerplants, each with 1 kWp
capacity. One system allowable to an individual beneficiary, if technically feasible,
with Central and State financial support.
1. Minimum Requirements for the installation of power plant &
a. Minimum 15 square metre shade free area for installing 1 kWp Solar panel
b. Suitable space for accommodating battery and inverter is required near to
the module structure. (i.e. about 2 m
covered, ventilated area with
c. The system will be in the off-grid mode with some battery backup. The
electricity generated (approximately 4 units per 1 kWp system per day) is
to be used for internal consumption (that is, not for export to grid).
d. The expected life span of the system (except battery) is around 25 years
with proper maintenance.
e. The Government/ ANERT reserves the right to modify any of the terms and
conditions given in this circular.
2. System cost and Subsidy/ Financial incentive available:
a. Approximate cost of the system is about Rs.2.5 lakh. Exact cost figures will
be intimated in the Allotment Letter.
b. Central financial assistance expected is Rs.81,000/- per system or 30% of
the cost, whichever is lower.
c. State financial assistance of Rs.39,000/- per system is available in addition
to the Central financial assistance.-:2:-
Cost of a MW
The latest costing is given below.
Component Amount (lakhs)
PV Modules 400
Balance of System (transformers, cables and wires) 110
Mounting Structures(without tracking) 60
Installation (civil & electrical works) 90
Others (evacuvation and other pre operative expenses) 30
Mounting Structurers(with tracking - Single Axis) 190
Mounting Structurers(with tracking - Dual Axis) 240
Bank loan can be 70%
As per REC route Rs 13/ unit can be realised
1 MW can generate approx 1.6 million units per year
3. How to apply and register
a. Application form will be made available on ANERT website
(www.anert.gov.in), with effect from 1/9/2012.
b. Photocopies of the application form may be used. When the targets
available (10,000 Nos.) get exhausted, application process will be closed
and the matter intimated on ANERT’s website. Applicants are advised to
verify this status on ANERT’s website, before sending the application.
c. Applicant has to apply to ANERT in the prescribed format along with an
application fee of Rs.500/- as DD drawn in favor of Director, ANERT,
d. The application form must be accompanied by the required application
fee, a self-attested copy of a Photo identity card, copy of recent electricity
bill, and a self-addressed and Rs.5/- stamped envelope. In the case of
Government/LSG buildings, registration fee and photo ID card are
exempted upon making an official request by the head of office
e. Filled in application form along with registration fee and documents has to
be sent to The Director, ANERT, Thycaud P.O., Thiruvananthapuram –
695014 by post/courier.
f. Applications without all the details and documents will be summarily
g. Selection of beneficiaries will be strictly on first come first served basis.
District wise target allocation may be introduced if found necessary.
h. A registration number will be allotted by ANERT in the acknowledgement
letter to the applicant.
i. The registration is not transferable to another beneficiary or site/building.
j. The site will be inspected by ANERT officials for assessing technical
feasibility and if found technically feasible, plant will be allotted to the
applicant through an Allotment Letter.
k. If the building is under construction, building number has to be submitted
by December 2012 or else the registration will be cancelled and the target
allotted to those in the waiting list.
l. Plants constructed without getting the Allotment Letter from ANERT or
without following the instructions/ specifications contained in the
Allotment Letter from ANERT will not be considered for subsidy release.
4. System Sizing and implementation strategy
a. System Sizing is as given below. Beneficiary has the freedom to select
system according to his/her requirements from the list given below.
I 1000 W 1 kVA 5400 Wh Recommended if used
mainly during day time -:3:-
II 1000 W 1 kVA 7200 Wh Mostly night time use of
about 5 hours on full load.
III 1000 W 1kVA 12000Wh Mostly night time use with
one day autonomy (about 5
hours on full loadper day)
b. The List of approved system suppliers/integrators with their price list
against each configuration will be provided by ANERT in the Allotment
c. A beneficiary will have the freedom to select the system
supplier/integrator from the list provided by ANERT according to their
choice and the beneficiary will then place a firm work order to the
supplier. A copy of the work order along with invoice and bill of material
has to be presented to ANERT before release of subsidy. Upon installing
and commissioning the system, the eligible subsidy will be released to the
beneficiary, after conducting inspection by ANERT. At the stage of
releasing the subsidy, the same may be released to the supplier on behalf
of the beneficiary, if the beneficiary duly authorises the same and the
supplier agrees to this arrangement.
d. Technical specification of the system shall be according to MNRE norms/
specifications as intimated by ANERT.
e. The installation and commissioning should be completed within 3 months
of receivingthe Allotment Letter from ANERT.
5. Warranty and Maintenance
a. Total system will have a warranty for 5 years. PV module will have a
performance warrantee for their output peak watt capacity (not less than
90% at the end of 12 years and 80% at the end of 25 years).
b. The beneficiary should maintain and operate the system properly for a
minimum period of 5 years, and any failure to do so will require that the
beneficiary should refund the subsidy availed. Beneficiary will be required
to execute an undertaking to this effect before receiving the subsidy.
c. The beneficiary will provide performance details of the system to ANERT
and allow ANERT officials to inspect the plants, as and when required in
DIRECTORANERT, Thycaud PO, Thiruvananthapuram - 695014
Tel. 0471-2338077, Fax: 2329853, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.anert.gov.in
for 1kW Roof-top Solar Power Plant (2012-13)
(To be sent to The Director, ANERT at the above address)
For Office Use
Reg. No. : …………...................
Dt. : .......................................
Application fee details:
DD No.: ...............................
Bank : ....................................
1 Name of applicant
2 Address in Full
3 Mobile phone No.
4 STD code/Land line No.
5 Email ID
6 Category (SC/ST/General)
7 Beneficiary has to submit self attested copy of Voters ID card/ Passport/
PAN card/any other photo ID card
Type of ID card submitted
ID card No.
8 Address of the
9 Nearest land mark
10 Name of DISTRICT
11 Grama Panchayat/
12 Ward No./Building No.-:2:-
13 Type of Application(Domestic /
14 If non-domestic, specify type of building
[shop/ industry/ Govt./ educational/
15 Shade free area available for installation of solar
panel (Minimum requirement is nearly 15 m
Electricity Consumption Details:
16 Do you have electricity connection YES / NO
(If YES, attach a copy of recent electricity bill)
17 Average monthly consumption of electricity
18 Remittance details of application fee of Rs. 500/-
Son/Daughter of ........................................................................................., have
read and hereby agree with the terms and conditions and specifications
stipulated by ANERT for the selection and installation of roof-top solar power
plant. If allotted a plant, I agree to complete the installation within the time
allowed and submit the details to ANERT for release of subsidy.
Place : Name:
1.Copy of photo ID card (YES/NO): ……….
2.Copy of recent electricity bill (YES/NO): ……….
3.DD for Rs.500/- (YES/NO): ……….
4. Self-addressed Rs.5/- stamped envelope (YES/NO): ……….
5. Filled in acknowledgment slip (YES/NO): ……….-:3:-
Your application for the roof-top solar power plant under the “10000 Roof-Top
Solar Power Plant Project 2012-13” has been received along with the
registration fee of Rs.500/- vide DD with the following details:
(To be filled in by the applicant)
The following Registration Number has been allotted to your application.
Please quote this Registration Number in all your future correspondences.
Date of Registration
(To be filled in by ANERT)
Thycaud P. O.
Thiruvananthapuram - 695014
(Applicant has to write the full postal address with PIN in BLOCK
letters in the box above)
|Solar Photovoltaic Programme|
Though only a few devices have MNRE subsidy, all the above devices were distributed to the public with a subsidy component utilising ANERT funds.
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