UP Announces ₹15,000-30,000 Subsidy for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 10 kW

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has announced subsidies for solar rooftop projects under Phase II of the grid-connected solar rooftop program.

According to UPNEDA, the subsidies are valid only for residential rooftop solar projects.

For rooftop projects in the range of 1kW to 3 kW under the domestic category, the state will provide a subsidy of ₹15,000 (~$208)/kW to ₹30,000 (~$416)/kW, and the center will provide a subsidy of 40%.

For rooftop projects greater than 3 kW and up to 10 kW, the state will provide a subsidy of ₹15,000 (~$208)/kW to ₹30,000 (~$416)/kW, and the center will provide a subsidy of 40% for the first 3 kW and 20% on the remaining 7 kW.


For rooftop projects with capacity more than 10 kW under the domestic category, the state will grant a subsidy of ₹15,000 (~$208)/kW to ₹30,000 (~$416)/kW and the center will provide a subsidy of 40% for the first 3 kW and 20% on the capacity above 3 kW and up to 10 kW, and there will be no subsidy beyond 10 kW.

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For rooftop projects with a capacity greater than 10 kW and up to 100 kW under a group housing society, the center will provide a subsidy of 40% for the first 3 kW, 20% on the remaining kW.

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For domestic users, using a rooftop project of 1 kW capacity with the total cost of the project being ₹38,000 (~$527), the center will provide ₹15,200 (~$211), whereas, the state will provide a subsidy of ₹15,000 (~$208) and the consumer will have to pay the remaining amount ₹7,800 (~$108). Similarly, for 2 kW, the center will provide ₹30,400 (~$421), and the state subsidy will be ₹30,000 (~$416), whereas the consumer will have to pay an amount of ₹15,600 (~$216).

For domestic users, using a 3 kW rooftop solar project of the total cost of ₹114,000 (~$1,580), the center will provide a subsidy of ₹45,600 (~$632) and state ₹30,000 (~$416) and the consumer will have to pay only ₹38,400 (~$532). Similarly, for 4 kW, the central subsidy will be ₹53,200 (~$737), and the state subsidy ₹30,000 (~$416), and the remaining ₹68,800 (~$954) will have to be paid by the consumer.

In September last year, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had issued a clarification regarding the subsidy applicable for rooftop solar installations by individual residential households under phase-II of grid-connected rooftop solar program. According to MNRE, rooftop solar installations up to 3 kW will qualify for a subsidy of 40%. For rooftop solar installations above 3 kW, and up to 10kW will get a grant of 40% for the first 3 kW and 20% for the remaining capacity, and for installations above 10 kW, it is 40% for the first 3kW and 20% for the remaining 7 kW. However, there’s no subsidy beyond 10 kW capacity.

Earlier, UPNEDA had floated a tender for grid-interactive rooftop solar power projects between 1 kW to 25 kW at various locations in the state, which will be eligible for subsidies by the MNRE.

Previously, Mercom had reported UPNEDA had issued a tender for 16 MW of grid-interactive rooftop solar projects for captive use (Capex Model) atop various government buildings across the state.