The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing rooftop solar programme, which provides for financial support to various sectors including residential sector. It is mandatory to install indigenously manufactured solar PV modules to avail financial support under the programme.
Under the present rooftop solar programme, which was approved by the Government in December 2015, an aggregated capacity of 2100 MW is targeted to be achieved in residential, institutional, social and Government sector through central financial assistance by the year 2019-20.
A total of 1227 MWp capacity grid connected rooftop solar PV systems have been reported installed in the country as on 24 December, 2018.
In order to promote rooftop solar in residential sector, which is getting subsidised electricity tariff in most of the States, the Ministry is providing financial support upto 30% of the benchmark cost in general category states/UTs and upto 70% of benchmark cost in special category states/UTs under the present rooftop solar programme.