Delhi government releases its draft Solar Policy 2022

The Delhi government has approved the draft Solar Policy 2022, which targets 6,000 MW of installed solar capacity by 2025.

It aims to increase the share of solar energy in Delhi’s annual electricity demand from 9 per cent to 25 per cent in three years. The policy aims to create a unified single-window state portal managed by the Delhi Solar Cell that will provide information on the benefits of solar photovoltic systems, process-related guidelines, and timeline. The government will also provide various incentives, such as generation-based incentives and capital subsidies to encourage consumers to deploy solar energy. Consumers will be able to participate in community solar and peer-to-peer trading facilities. Notably, the government had targeted an installed capacity of 2,000 MW solar power by 2025 in its 2016 solar policy.