Documents Features and FAQ's

1. Documents Required for Online Application:

Please make sure you have soft copies of following proof before filling the online application:

a. Identity Proof(Any One):

  • PAN Card
  • Aadhaar Card

b. Residence/Address Proof:

  • AADHAAR CARD and Any other document if address differ from AADHAAR Card

c. Site Address Proof:

  • Electricity Bill

d. For other than domestic sector:

  • Registration Certificate

  • Proof of being institute/social organisation

 

Features of Grid Connected Roof Top Solar Power Plant

  • Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Power Plant generates electricity during day time from the Solar Energy.
  • System can be installed with or without battery bank
  • 1500 units/ kWp (Approx.) Annual generation.
  • 10 Sq.M per kWp shadow free space is required.
  • Payback period is 4-5 years.
  • Net-metering Regulations have been issued by the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission on 25.11.2014.
  • Under net- metering Regulations. Solar Power generated during the day time can be utilised for captive consumption and excess, if any, may be fed to the grid as long as grid is available.
  • The exported energy to the grid may be utilised during non-Sun hours during that financial year.
  •  Incentive of 25 paisa per unit of solar generation will be provided.
  •  System equivalent to sanctioned load can be installed.
  •  90% of the total consumption may be met out from the solar power under net-metering Regulations.

Advantages/Benefits of Installation of Solar Power Plant

  • Free and Green Power
  • Reduces Electricity Bill.
  • Use of Open Space for producing Energy.
  • Payback Period is 4-5 years.
  • Preventing carbon emission to our atmosphere
  • Annual saving of coal.
  • Annual Saving of precious water.
  • Adds to Green Power Generation.
  • Preventing the environment degradation.
  • Savings in electrical line or T & D losses .
  • Contribute to solar capacity addition even by small individual consumers and thus leading to energy security.
  • Utilizing the available solar energy resource in the State.
  • Reduces line load, transmission & distribution losses.
  • To contribute to productive utilization of available rooftop space.

A. Environmental and Social benefits:

  • 1.50 Tones of annual carbon emission to our atmosphere will be prevented with the  installation of 1 KW capacity Solar Power Plant.
  • There will be an annual saving of approx. 1.26 M.Ton of coal if 1 KW capacity Solar Power Plant is installed.
  • 8.30 K.Litres of precious water will annually be saved on installation of 1 KW capacity Solar Power Plant which gets consumed in generating equal quantity of electricity through a Thermal Power Plant.
  • Adds to Green Power Generation. 
  • Preventing the environment degradation due to large hydro – stations: Due  to  construction  of big  hydroelectric  dams,  productive  land  & forest  gets submerged & destroyed and  large no. of people have to be rehabilitated posing serious & grave problems.  This further causes  numerous  environmental  issues  which many a time become  an  impediment  to the execution of  the  project  and  cause  delays. SPV power plants create no such issues and hence are perfectly ‘people friendly’ technology.
  • Offset  the  need  for  setting  up  a  coal  based  thermal power station.
  • Large scale use of solar power in India can produce substantial reductions in green house gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide.

B. Benefits to the Power Utilities:

  • Savings in electrical line losses: substantial Energy is lost in the transmission of power to customers due to the electrical impedance in the T&D system. If the total load doubles in the given system the losses increase by about four times. A PV Generating system being located on the consumer end itself, total power so generated comes to wholesome utilization with no  T & D losses.
  • Voltage Support: The PV system can reduce the power drawn from Electricity Department grid and reduces the voltage drop. This helps when large power is consumed by air-conditioners and irrigation pumps from the grid (during switching on such loads the voltage dip may take place). In rural remote locations, at the end of the distribution systems where the voltages are known to be very low due to over  loading and under sized grids, the solar power generating system would provide voltage support to the grid.
  • The quantum of electricity consumed by eligible consumer, who is not defined as obligated entity, from the solar photovoltaic power plant may qualify as deemed Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) for the distribution Licensee.

C. Benefits to the State:

  • To contribute to solar capacity addition even by small individual consumers  and thus leading to energy security.
  • To optimally utilize the available solar energy resource in the State.
  • To help in reducing line load & transmission & distribution losses.
  • To contribute to productive utilization of available rooftop space.
  • To create public awareness and environment consciousness amongst the citizens.  

Frequently Asked Questions  For Solar Power Plant
 

1. What is a Solar Power Plant?
A Solar Power Plant produces electricity directly from Sun by the interaction of sunlight with a solar panel made of semiconductor material. The power provided is direct current (DC) electricity. A Solar Power Plant consists of an array of modules generating DC electricity, an inverter and sometimes battery storage back up.

2. What are the types of Solar Power Plant?
(a) Stand  Alone  System: It is off grid solar power plant which are further of two types
     (i) Stand  Alone  System with Battery Bank and
     (ii) Stand  Alone  System without Battery Bank
(b) Grid Connected SPV Plant: It is grid connected solar power plant which are further of two types
     (i) Grid Connected Hybrid System with Battery Bank and
     (ii) Grid Connected System without Battery Bank
(c) Grid-Export System: It is a grid connected system with 100 % export to the Grid


3. In what capacities the Solar Power Plant is available/installed?
Solar Power Plant of capacities ranging from 500 Watts to 500 kWp may be installed under MNRE Scheme. However Solar Power Plant of any capacity can be installed.

4. Where a Solar Power Plant can be installed?
A Solar Power Plant can be installed in a shadow free area either in open ground or on the roof top.

5. How much space is required for installation of the Solar Power Plant?
For installation of Solar Power Plant shadow free area of about 9-10 square meter per kWp area is required. However area requirement depends on the capacity of solar modules used.

6. Which Electrical devices/ gadgets can be operated on this plant?
Any electric operated devices/ gadgets can be operated from a Solar Power Plant depending on the capacity of the plant, however heavy load are not advisable to operate from a small capacity Solar Power Plant with battery bank.

7. How much electricity can be generated from a Solar Power Plant daily?
For every kWp power installed on a South facing rooftop, the system will generate around 1200 to 1600 units in a year. This reduces by around 20% for an East or West facing roof.

8. For how many hours electricity can be generated from a Solar Power Plant?
On clear sunny day a Solar Power Plant can generate electricity for 5-6 hours daily.

9. Can power is available during night from a Solar Power Plant?
Electric power may be available from the solar power plant if battery bank is installed.

10. Whether electricity produced from a Solar Power Plant can be used in combination with the grid power?
Yes, it can be used in combination with the grid power by installing a grid connected or grid tied Solar Power Plant.

11. Whether it will work when grid power (Electricity Supply) is not available?
Solar Power Plant with battery bank will work even when grid power (Electricity Supply) is not available but the power from solar power plant cannot be exported to grid in absence of grid power.
However, the Solar Power Plant without battery bank will not work or give the power in absence of grid power (Electricity Supply).


12. Can an existing inverter be attached with the Solar Power Plant ?
Yes, existing inverter can be attached with the Solar Power Plant for captive use as in the case of normal grid power.

13. From where a Solar Power Plant can be purchased?
The user may install the Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants either through the Channel Partners/ Entrepreneur/firm empanelled by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India or through Renewable Energy Department, Haryana/ Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA). However, for government departments/organizations of Haryana, Renewable Energy Department, Haryana/HAREDA is the approved source.

14. How much time it will take for installation Solar Power Plant?
Once material is supplied at site Solar Power Plant up to 50 kWp can be installed within 5 days.

15. What is the tentative cost of a Solar Power Plant?
Tentative cost of Solar Power Plant without battery bank may be at the rate of Rs. 75-80 per watt while that of with battery bank may be @ Rs. 110-130 per watt, the cost depends on the type and capacity of battery bank. However, the cost of the systems reduces as the capacity of the system increases.

16. Is any subsidy available on a Solar Power Plant, if yes, how much?
Yes. Central Financial Assistance (subsidy) upto 30% ( or Rs. 20000/- per kWP, which ever is lass) of the benchmark cost of the system may be provided, as per the prescribed eligibility criteria from time to time on pre sanctioned cases and as per availability of funds from time to time. However, commercial and industrial establishment of private sectors are not eligible for the subsidy.

17. Where shall I contact for subsidies?
The subsidy may be provided through the Renewable Energy Department/HAREDA  for which the consumer shall make application in the prescribed format to Addl. Deputy Commissioner-Chief Project Officer. Renewable Energy of the concerned district, before installation of the system. Prior sanction of MNRE/ Renewable Energy Department/HAREDA  for each plant is required.

18. What are the major parts of the Solar Power Plant?
Solar Panels/Modules, Power Conditioning Unit (PCU)/Inverter, Battery (in case system with battery bank) and cables are the major parts of the Solar Power Plant.

19. What is the working life & warrantee available on different parts of a Solar Power Plant?
The complete Solar Power Plant shall be guaranteed for 5 years while solar panels shall be guaranteed for 25 years for 80% power output as per the MNRE guidelines.

20. Can a Solar Power Plant installed already be transported/installed at any other place?
Solar Power Plant can be transported/ installed at any other place by technical person but not easily.

21. When during day time if loads are off where will the generated power go?
If system is grid connected, having net-metering facility, then it the surplus power can be feeded into the grid through a Bi-Directional meter. In case of off grid system the surplus power after charging battery bank fully will go waste.

22. Can the surplus electricity generated from a Solar Power Plant be given to the power utilities?
Yes, in a net metering system surplus electricity generated from a Solar Power Plant be given to the power utilities which can be adjusted within the financial year.

23. What is a “grid-connected” Solar Power Plant?
The “grid-connected” Solar Power Plant may connected to the grid power by installing bi-directional meter with the permission of power utilities under “Net Metering” regulations of the State.

24. What is net-metering?
Solar Power Plant can directly be connected from the Grid. The “Net Metering” allows you to  feed the  excess electricity to the grid when your system is generating more power than you are consuming. The power exported to the grid may be credited to his account and can be used by the consumer during the financial year. However carry forward beyond the financial year is not allowed under net metering regulations. Detailed Net-metering Regulations can be downloaded from the web site of HAREDA of HERC.

25. Solar panels of a Solar Power Plant are to be installed on roof, how these are safe from wind and hailstorms?
These are safe from wind for a wind velocity of about 150 KM per hour and also safe from hailstorms to a great extent, if installed properly, as per specifications of MNRE/HAREDA.
 

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