CCEA approves phase-II of rooftop solar programme

The CCEA has approved Phase-II of the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme for achieving a cumulative capacity of 40,000 MW from rooftop solar (RTS) projects by 2022. The programme will be implemented with a total central financial assistance (CFA) of Rs 118.14 billion. In Phase-II, CFA for the residential sector has been restructured, with the availability of 40 per cent CFA for RTS systems up to 3 kW capacity and 20 per cent CFA for RTS systems of capacity beyond 3 kW and up to 10 kW. For group housing societies, CFA will be limited to 20 per cent for RTS plants for the supply of power to common facilities. CFA will not be available for other categories such as institutional, educational, social, government, commercial and industrial.