Maharashtra, the most industrialized state of India is still struggling to implement solar rooftop policies. The allocation figures will not only surprise you but will also force you to think that how can a developed state like Maharashtra lack such facilities.
As compared to other states, Maharashtra is far behind in the race of allocation figures. Gujarat is winning this race with 600 megawatts. Uttar Pradesh is in the second position with 60 megawatts followed by Maharashtra with 25 megawatts. The most disappointing part is that for the past year there were no actions taken on this issue.
Although the residential sector of Maharashtra just got lucky as they are now eligible for rooftop subsidy. Whether you want to install solar panels in your home or in a society with
many homes, a subsidy will be provided to you.
The central government along with MNRE has finally decided to help people who wish to get
solar panels installed in their homes. The subsidy is divided into two halves. If the system is of 3kW, then 40% subsidy will be provided by the government and if the system is between 3kW- 10kW, then 20% subsidy will be provided.
Once you have installed a net metering grid on your rooftop, you need to submit some basic
documents to the government which include system details, manufacturer details, photographs which clearly show the earthing, thickness of the wire, lighting arrester, etc.
You need to apply for a Solar connection. The form can either be submitted online or offline.
Once the work is done, you need to contact any power distribution company present in your
state. The famous power distribution companies in Maharashtra are Adani Electricity Mumbai
Limited, Reliance Energy Limited, Tata Powers Co. Ltd, and Maharashtra State Electricity
Distribution Co. Ltd.
Getting a solar subsidy is not a big task. After waiting for so long the government has finally
decided to give a subsidy for rooftop solar system installation in a residential area and one
should avail of it. Follow these simple steps and you are good to go!
And that’s all! Now all you have to do is sit back and relax. Your subsidy will be provided to you after 30 days of the installation. Consult with professionals at Alfa Infraprop to avail more
information about this topic.