MNRE issues advisory for the general public on rooftop solar scheme

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has clarified that it has not authorised any vendor for installation of rooftop solar and also advised the consumers to pay only the rates decided by discoms.  

The clarification came after MNRE found that some vendors are claiming that they are authorised by the MNRE to install rooftop solar under grid-connected rooftop solar scheme (Phase-II). MNRE clarified that the scheme is being implemented in the state only by discoms. The discoms have empanelled vendors through bidding process and have decided rates for setting up a rooftop solar plant. Almost all the discoms have issued online process for this purpose. Residential consumers willing to set-up a rooftop solar plant under MNRE scheme can apply online and get rooftop solar plants installed by listed vendors.