The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has finalized the pricing for 1-500 kW grid-connected rooftop solar systems with net metering.
It also released the list of 65 suppliers of the rooftop solar systems empanelled with the distribution company (DISCOM).
The rates are effective from December 16, 2020, to October 26, 2021, and include Goods and Services Tax, installation, and commissioning charges. Net metering charges for low tension (LT) residential rooftop solar systems are ₹2,950 (~$40.5), and high tension (HT) system is ₹17,700 (~$243).
A residential rooftop solar system of 1 kW capacity will cost the consumer ₹37,330 (~$511) while earning a subsidy of ₹18,800 (~$257.44). A 10 kW capacity system will cost ₹374,150 (~$5,124) while earning a subsidy of ₹106,600 (~$1,460).
A rooftop solar system of 1 kW capacity in a group housing or gated community will cost ₹46,730 (~$640) while earning a subsidy of ₹9,400 (~$129). A 3 kW system in these spaces will cost the consumer ₹124,390 (~$1703) while earning a subsidy of ₹25,200 (~$345).
A rooftop solar system in the range of 4-10 kW capacity in a group housing or gated community will cost ₹39,580 (~₹542)/kW, excluding net metering charges while earning a subsidy of ₹8,200 (~$112)/kW. A system above 100 kW in these spaces will cost ₹33,180 (~$454)/kW and earn a subsidy of ₹7,200 (~$99)/kW.
Telangana has been ramping up its rooftop solar implementation activity in the state. The state DISCOM had floated an empanelment tender for 1-10 kW capacity of residential rooftop solar projects in November 2020. The rooftop solar systems will be installed on residential buildings at various locations in Telangana under the capital expenditure model. Last year, TSREDCO had floated a tender for 1-1,000 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar power projects. The projects were to be installed at multiple government establishments across the state of Telangana.
TSREDCO also amended the net metering regulations in November 2020.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued operational guidelines to implement the second phase of its grid-connected rooftop solar program in August 2019. The MNRE had said that it would allocate the installation capacity to DISCOMs based on the demand raised by them and the capacity required to fulfill the state’s solar renewable purchase obligations. According to the ministry’s update as of October 2020, an allocation of 12.28 MW was made to the state in the financial year 2019-20 and 25 MW in 2020-21.
Rahul is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before entering the world of renewables, Rahul was head of the Gujarat bureau for The Quint. He has also worked for DNA Ahmedabad and Ahmedabad Mirror. Hailing from a banking and finance background, Rahul has also worked for JP Morgan Chase and State Bank of India. More articles from Rahul Nair.