AEML Supports MNRE’s Rooftop Solar Prog to Help Consumers Go Green

Highlights :

  • Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited is driving grid- connected rooftop program for its residential and housing society customers, who will get up to 40% subsidy on the project cost as a central financial assistance from MNRE.
  • The initiative is part of Adani’s SwitchToGreen program, which has already offered Green Energy option to its customers.

Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML), in partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), is driving grid- connected rooftop program for its residential and housing society customers, who will get up to 40% subsidy on the project cost as a central financial assistance from MNRE, according to a report by the Free Press Journal, a local English daily published in Mumbai.

The initiative is part of AEML’s SwitchToGreen program, which has already offered Green Energy option to its customers. Under the Program, the per kWp project cost for rooftop solar PV system installation ranges from Rs. 46,000 to 34,000, depending on the plant capacity opted by the customer.

Residential customers who opt for capacity up to 3 kWp will get 40% subsidy, while those who opt between 3 kWp and up to 10 kWp will get 20% subsidy.

Group housing societies for common facilities up to 500 kWp (at 10 kWp per house) will get 20% subsidy on the project cost. The cost is inclusive of GST and other related expenses related to design, supply, installation, testing & commissioning and comprehensive maintenance for five years.

“We are happy to associate with the MNRE Program as it will offer up-to 40 percent subsidy to our customers and empowers them to choose clean energy and support in reducing carbon emission. The customer solar system installation will be grid connected through net metering mechanism and he has to pay only for his net consumption,” Free Press Journal quoted a spokesperson discussing the MNRE Phase-II Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Program’s impact on AEML customers.

“Overall, the Solar PV system has a life of close to 25 years once installed. Due to subsidy benefit under the Program, customer will be able to recover his cost within 2 to 3 years and will save significantly on his electricity bill over a plant lifetime,” the spokesperson reportedly added.

AEML states that through its SwitchToGreen program, it is supporting MNRE for its “Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Program” for achieving cumulative capacity of 40 GW RTS Plants by 2022.

MNRE has sanctioned 3.5 MW capacity to AEML and the program is valid till December 10, 2021. The program is available on ‘first-come-first-served basis till the allocated capacity is exhausted.

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Soumya Duggal

Soumya is a master's degree holder in English, with a passion for writing. It's an interest she has directed towards environmental writing recently, with a special emphasis on the progress being made in renewable energy.

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