MNRE extends Rooftop Solar Programme till March 31, 2026

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the Rooftop Solar Programme till March 31, 2026 and therefore, subsidy under the programme will be available until the target under the Programme is achieved.

The MNRE has advised all residential consumers not to pay any additional charges to any vendor on account of fee for application on the national portal or any additional charges for net-metering/testing which are not prescribed by the respective distribution company. Further, no charges have to be paid to any vendor or discom for receiving subsidy and subsidy will be credited directly into the bank account of the beneficiary by the ministry. In case such charges are demanded by any vendor/agency/person, the same may be intimated to the respective discom and to the MNRE. On the national portal, any consumer willing to install rooftop solar from any part of the country can apply and track complete process starting from registration to release of subsidy directly into his bank account. The subsidy under national portal has been fixed at Rs 14,588 per kW (for capacity upto 3 kW) for the entire country and residential consumers have to install rooftop solar plant from any one of the vendors registered by the respective discom of their locality.