Meghalaya government launches the rooftop solar portal

The government of Meghalaya has launched the Meghalaya Roof Top Solar Portal of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL).

With the view of making Meghalaya a power surplus state, the government of Meghalaya has been driving the solar power initiative in the state with a great thrust in order to improve energy access and reduce the carbon footprints of the state. According to the state government, the people installing rooftop solar panels will have to do zero investment and will get 40 per cent subsidy from the MNRE, 50 per cent from the vendor and 10 per cent from the state utility Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MePDCL). Further, when the consumers are not using electricity from solar panels, they will earn Rs 1 per unit from MeECL. The consumers can apply for this scheme through the unified solar rooftop portal.