The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended Phase II of its Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Program till March 31, 2026.
The program was extended without any addition to the original expenditure of Rs 118.14 billion for both – the residential segment (Component A) and the distribution companies (Component B). However, after achieving the target, savings from the central financial assistance (CFA), or incentives to distribution companies, must be used to support additional residential capacity. The ministry had launched the Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II for which the guidelines were issued in August 2019. Under this programme, 4,000 MW rooftop solar capacity addition was targeted through CFA in residential sector including for households in rural areas.