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Capacity in kWp = (Total shadow free rooftop area x 75%) / 12. The SNA will be authorized to survey and finalize the capacity of the solar system to be installed on a government rooftop. If the capacity of the solar plant thus computed exceeds the sanctioned electricity service connection load of the building, the building operator will apply for, and obtain from, the DISCOM an enhanced sanctioned load which is not less than the proposed solar plant capacity. Deployment of solar plants on all State government properties will be carried out at a steady pace and in a phased manner, and will be completed within the Operative Period of this Policy. The SNA will be authorized to nominate buildings for solar projects and determine the implementation timeframe. Government departments that fail to comply will be required to submit a written explanation from the department’s head to the office of the Chief Minister. The State Government will also promote deployment of solar plants with net metering on the rooftops of central government organizations and other public bodies through suitable advisory and consultative means to facilitate the solar energy targets of Delhi. Commercial and Industrial Establishments The State will encourage the deployment of solar plants with net metering on all commercial and industrial buildings with available rooftop areas. These include but aren’t limited to schools, hospitals, nursing homes, malls, hotels, offices, banquet halls, clubs, restaurants, companies, parking lots, and commercial or tourism complexes. Residential Consumers The State will encourage the installation of solar plants with net metering on all residential buildings, colonies, townships, housing societies, private bungalows, farm houses, etc. Generation Based Incentives (GBI) The State will offer a limited-time GBI for net metered connections in the domestic/ residential segment only. This GBI is to reduce payback time and increase adoption. A GBI of INR 2.00 per unit (kWh) of gross solar energy generated is proposed for 3 years, starting from 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2018. GBI will be paid on a first-come-first-served basis until the funds earmarked for GBI run out. The minimum eligibility criteria for GBI will be 1,000 solar energy units (kWh) generated per annum. For solar plants that generate less than 1,000 units (kWh) a year, the GBI facility will not apply. The annual solar energy generation that is eligible for GBI will be capped at 1,500 kWh per kWp, irrespective of the readings of the solar generation meter. The funds for the disbursement of GBI are to come from a Green Fund established by the State of Delhi for promoting solar energy. The SNA will be responsible for managing this Green Fund. The GBI will be based on solar meter readings taken by the DISCOM. The SNA will transfer the GBI payment directly to the bank account of the consumer annually on or before the 15th of April of the fi- Energetica India speaks to Mr. Basant Jain, CEO, Mahindra Susten Private Limited to learn his opinion on the Delhi Solar Policy ENERGETICA INDIA: What are your thoughts on major regulations of Delhi Solar Policy 2015? BASANT JAIN: The policy has a clear vision in terms of target consumers, yearly targets, long term targets, exemptions, benefits, and incentives etc., It also presents a clear road map to achieve the targets. The state policy is very exhaustive and addresses issues regarding net metering, grid connectivity and even access to loans at preferential interest rates. The policy not only addresses access to loans, but will also provide a generation-based incentive (GBI) of Rs 2 per solar unit generated for the first 3 years of the policy period. This incentive will make investment in rooftop solar more attractive and financially viable. Consumers can now, also, enjoy net metering facility SOLAR POWER 40 energetica INDIA · SEP | OCT15


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