PM Surya Ghar Yojna

PM Surya Ghar Yojna

PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana is a government scheme that aims to provide free electricity to households in India. The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 15, 2024. Under the scheme, households will be provided with a subsidy to install solar panels on their roofs. The subsidy will cover up to 40% of the cost of the solar panels. The scheme is expected to benefit 1 crore households across India. It is estimated that the scheme will save the government Rs. 75,000 crore per year in electricity costs.

Benefits

Average Monthly Electricity Consumption (units) Suitable Rooftop Solar Plant Capacity Subsidy Support
0-150 1-2 kW ₹ 30,000/- to ₹ 60,000/-
150-300 2-3 kW ₹ 60,000/- to ₹ 78,000/-
> 300 Above 3 kW ₹ 78,000/-

The benefits of the scheme include:

  • Free electricity for households.
  • Reduced electricity costs for the government.
  • Increased use of renewable energy.
  • Reduced carbon emissions.

Eligibility

  • The household must be an Indian citizen.
  • The household must own a house with a roof that is suitable for installing solar panels.
  • The household must have a valid electricity connection.
  • The household must not have availed any other subsidy for solar panels.

Online Application Process

  • Step-1 : Visit the official website.
  • Step-2 : Provide the following details for registration.
  • - Select your State
  • - Select your Electricity Distribution Company
  • - Enter your Electricity Consumer Number
  • - Enter Mobile Number
  • - Enter Email
  • Step-3 : Login with Consumer Number & Mobile Number.
  • Step-4 : Apply for the Rooftop Solar as per the form.
  • Step-5 : Fill out the online application form.
  • Step-6 : Wait for the feasibility approval from DISCOM. Once you get the feasibility approval install the plant by any of the registered vendors in your DISCOM.
  • Step-7 : Once installation is over, submit the plant details and apply for net meter.
  • Step-8 : After installation of net meter and inspection by DISCOM, they will generate commissioning certificate from portal.
  • Step-9 : Once you get the commissioning report. Submit the bank account details and a cancelled cheque through the portal. You will receive your subsidy in your bank account within 30 days.

Documents Required

  • Proof of identity.
  • Proof of address.
  • Electricity bill.
  • Roof ownership certificate.

Frequently asked questions

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What is scheme all about ?

This is a government scheme that aims to provide free electricity to households in India.

What benefits are provided ?

Subsidy on the Suitable Rooftop Solar Plant Capacity for households. 2. Free electricity for households. 3. Reduced electricity costs for the government. 4. Increased use of renewable energy. 5. Reduced carbon emissions.

Who can get the scheme benefits?

1. The household must be an Indian citizen.
2. The household must own a house with a roof that is suitable for installing solar panels.
3. The household must have a valid electricity connection. 4. The household must not have availed any other subsidy for solar panels

What is the procedure to get the scheme benefits?

1. Applicant must register them self.
2. Submit the online application form.

How to register ?

Step-1 Visit the official website.
Step-2 : Provide the following details for registration.
- Select your State
- Select your Electricity Distribution Company
- Enter your Electricity Consumer Number
- Enter Mobile Number
- Enter Email
- Please follow as per the direction from the portal.

How to apply for the scheme ?

Step-1 Login with Consumer Number & Mobile Number.
Step-2 : Apply for the Rooftop Solar as per the form.
Step-3 : Fill out the online application form.

What documents are provided ?

1. Proof of identity.
2. Proof of address.
3. Electricity bill.
4. Roof ownership certificate.

What types of roofs are suitable for Rooftop solar (RTS) system?

Rooftop solar PV systems can be installed on any type of roof having sufficient load bearing capacity.

What are the advantages of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar System?

Saving on electricity bill by the consumer. Utilization of available vacant roof space, no additional land required. Low gestation period. No additional requirement of transmission and distribution (T&D) lines. Reduces T&D losses as power consumption and generation are collocated. Improvement in the tail-end grid voltages and reduction of system congestion. Long term energy and ecological security by reduction in carbon emission. Better management of daytime peak loads by DISCOM/ utility. Meeting of the Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs) of obligated entities

Can applicant install Rooftop Solar system if applicant live in a rented house?

The RTS under any framework like net or gross metering can be installed by the electricity consumer. So, if applicant have electricity connection in his/her name and he/she pay regularly the electricity bill in his/her own name and also have the permission of use the roof for solar rooftop installation from the owner, he/she can install the RTS.

If applicant shift his/her residence or office where RTS is installed, what will happen to the RTS?

The system is easy to be dismantled and reassembled elsewhere. So, it can be shifted to new residence.