Solar Subsidy in Delhi Reducing Solar Installation Costs: State & Central

Enjoy affordable rooftop installations with state and central solar subsidies in Delhi. Our vetted installation partners streamline your solar installation process and make you eligible for subsidies.

Released in March 2024, the Delhi Solar Policy 2023 seeks to make solar power accessible and affordable for everyone in the state.  With this policy, the state government seeks to increase the total rooftop solar installation capacity of the state to 750 MW. You can claim both the central and state solar subsidy in Delhi to significantly reduce the upfront cost of installing solar panels.

Solar Subsidy Available in Delhi in 2024

The electricity tariff in Delhi starts from Rs. 3/unit to Rs.8/unit. Delhi government had already been providing 200 units of free electricity to citizens. Now, after the launch of the Delhi Solar Policy, citizens consuming between 200 to 400 units, can also significantly reduce their monthly electricity bills (India Today report). However, to get the benefit, you need to install a solar system on your house rooftop.

Both the Central Government of India and the State Government provide solar subsidies in Delhi to reduce the cost of installation. Below you can get the amount of solar subsidy available for Delhi residents:

 

Solar Subsidy/Policy

Details

Central Financial Assistance (CFA) under PM Surya Ghar Scheme

Rs. 30,000 for 1kW ( for household)

Rs. 60,000 for 2kW ( for household)

Rs. 78,000 for 3kW or above (for household)

Rs. 18,000 per kW for common facilities (for group housing society / resident welfare association)

State Solar Subsidy

Rs. 2,000 per kW (max Rs. 10,000 per consumer)

State-Given Generation-Based Incentive (GBI)

Residential: Rs. 3/kWh (up to 3 kW), Rs. 2/kWh (3-10 kW)

GHS/RWA: Rs. 2/kWh (up to 500 kW)

Commercial/Industrial: Rs. 1/kWh (first 200 MW)

pm suryaghar portal

How to Claim Central and State Solar Subsidy in Delhi?

Residential consumers in Delhi who wish to avail the Central Financial Assistance (CFA) under the PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana should follow these steps:

Step 1: Register on the National Solar Portal:

Visit the National Solar Portal for Rooftop Solar and complete the registration process.

consumer account details

Step 2: Log into Account and Submit Application:

Log into the national solar portal account. Submit the application for rooftop solar (RTS).

Step 3: Technical Feasibility Check:

DISCOM conducts a technical feasibility (TF) check of the RTS application. If requirements are met, a TF approval letter is issued via email.

Step 4: Approach Registered Vendors:

Contact any registered vendors in the respective DISCOM jurisdiction listed on the national portal.

Step 5: Installation and Inspection:

Complete installation and submit related documents on the national portal. DISCOM will conduct a site inspection and approve the plant if it meets technical standards.

Step 6: Net Meter Installation:

A representative from the electricity supplier will come to install a net meter on-site.

Step 7: Update Portal Details:

DISCOM will update net meter installation details on the national portal, generating an online commissioning certificate. It will be visible in your account on the portal.

Step 8: Submit Bank Details for Subsidy:

Submit bank account details and a cancelled cheque through the portal for the national subsidy (CFA). The solar subsidy amount will be credited within 30 days if bank details are correct.

Step 9: State Capital Subsidy and GBI:

Share bank details and a cancelled cheque with your DISCOM. The state capital subsidy for solar systems and GBI are credited against the first electricity bill after net-meter installation.

Eligibility for State and Central Subsidy in Delhi for Grid-Tied Installation

  • Applicants should reside in India.
  • Applicants must not have received any other subsidy for solar panels before.
  • Applicants must own a home with a suitable roof for solar panel installation.
  • Applicants must possess a valid electricity connection and a meter in their name.
  • Applicants should use DCR solar modules in the ALMM list.
  • Applicant must complete installation following MNRE guidelines.

Documents Required to Get Subsidy in Delhi

  • Address Proof (Voter ID card, PAN card, Aadhaar card, etc.)
  • Identity Proof (Voter ID card, PAN card, Aadhaar card, etc.)
  • Latest Electricity Bill
  • Commissioning Certificate
  • Cancelled cheque

MNRE Registered DISCOMs for Solar Rooftop Yojana in Delhi

Only these DISCOMs from Delhi are authorised under the PM Surya Ghar Scheme to avail you of subsidies worth up to Rs. 78,000.

Below is a list of these Delhi-based DISCOMs, their nodal officers and main office address:

 

Registered DISCOMs in Delhi

Address

Nodal Officer

BSES Rajdhani Power Limited

BSES Bhawan, Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019 Nearest Landmark: Nehru Place Bus Terminus.

Prasanth Rai

BSES Yamuna Power Limited

Shakti Kiran Building, Karkardooma, Delhi – 110032 Nearest Landmark: Karkardooma Court.

Sunil Sharma

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited

Jahangirpuri Rd, Zone 505 Jahangirpur, Bhalswa, Mahendra Park, Jahangirpuri, Delhi – 110033

Ms. Kanika Asija

North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL)

District Office Building, 33KVA Grid, Inder Puri, Behind Pusa Institute, Delhi – 110015.

Mr. Amit Sharma

New Delhi Municipal Corporation

Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Civic Center, JLN Marg, New Delhi – 110002.

Sh. Ashok Kumar

New Delhi Municipal Council

Room no. 1701, Palika Kendra New Delhi, Delhi – 110001

Sundeep Gaur

MES Delhi Cantt

Thimayya Marg, H4G9+795, New, Maude Lines, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi, Delhi – 110010

Garrison Engineer

Only solar vendors empanelled with DISCOMs in Delhi are eligible to install solar panels on your roof under the PM Surya Ghar Scheme to get solar subsidies in Delhi.

You can contact Das Energie if you want to install a solar system seamlessly. We’ll help you get solar quotations from local installers partnered with us. You can compare and choose the most suitable solar installer at your discretion.

Delhi Solar Energy Policy

The Delhi Solar Energy Policy 2023 aims to increase installed rooftop solar capacity to 750 MW within the state. The policy also declares the state’s intention to import around 3,750 MW of solar energy for utility-scale solar capacity from outside the state. The policy offers numerous benefits to potential consumers, including state capital subsidies, generation-based incentives and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)’s Central Financial Assistance (CFA).

The Delhi solar subsidy is more than just a financial incentive. By lowering the cost of solar panels, the solar program opens doors for residents and businesses to generate clean electricity, reducing reliance on fossil fuels and air pollution. It’s a win-win situation – you save money on your electricity bills while contributing to a cleaner, healthier environment for Delhi.

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