New Delhi: The Delhi government adopted the draught off its ambitious Solar Policy 2022 on Thursday. According to the plan, installed capacity would increase thrice in only five years, from 2,000 MW to 6,000 MW by 2025.
According to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Delhi's new solar strategy aims to add 6,000 MW of solar power by 2025, increasing the percentage of solar energy in the city's annual electricity consumption from 9% to 25%, the highest in India, in only three years.
In its 2016 solar strategy, the government set a 2025 installed capacity goal of 2,000 MW for solar electricity. The goal of the strategy is to establish a centralised, single-window state portal run by the Delhi Solar Cell that will offer details on the advantages of solar PV systems, as well as timelines and process-related standards. in its 2016 solar policy, by 2025. The goal of the strategy is to establish a centralized, single-window state portal run by the Delhi Solar Cell that will offer details on the advantages of solar PV systems, as well as timelines and process-related standards. Peer-to-peer commerce and community solar, according to Sisodia
The government will offer a variety of incentives, including capital subsidies and Generation-Based Incentives (GBI), to encourage people to utilise solar energy. Customers will have access to community solar and peer-to-peer trade for the first time in the nation, according to Sisodia.
According to him, the strategy would offer capital concessions to Delhin consumers who are both residential and commercial.
The draught Delhi Solar Policy 2022 will now be available for public discussion for 30 days before being presented to the Cabinet for final approval.
"The new solar policy would create 12,000 new employees while supporting the Delhi government's efforts to combat pollution. Delhi will become a role model for states and cities in facilitating sustainable renewable energy transition, not just in India but also throughout the world, " added the deputy CM.
The proposed policy calls for monthly GBI for residential, commercial, industrial, and group housing societies, resident welfare associations, and residential users for a period of five years following the activation of solar electricity.
According to the regulation, a capital subsidy for mounting buildings and raised structures with a minimum ground clearance larger than six feet would be given to residential users at a rate of Rs 2,000 per kW up to Rs 10,000 per consumer and will be deducted from power bills. No taxes or charges will be assessed on energy produced by RTS (rooftop solar) panels, whether it is used for personal use or is sent to the grid.
The strategy also promotes innovative deployment options for RTS panels, including hybrid RESCO, community solar, and peer-to-peer trading. According to a Delhi government announcement, the proposed Delhi Solar Policy 2022 for all users envisions a hybrid RESCO model for the first time in India.
By signing a contract with their electricity discom, consumers may use this approach to obtain the net metering advantages of solar without having to make any upfront financial commitments.
In this nation, "Community Solar" will be implemented for the first time. According to the statement, it would allow customers who do not have a roof suitable for installing a solar system to buy a portion of a bigger solar energy system constructed up by a developer inside a Delhi land piece.
Solar energy "Peer-to-Peer Trading" will also be implemented. It will make it possible for owners of solar energy installations to use a P2P energy trading platform to sell any extra electricity they generate in real-time.
Additionally, the policy pushes discoms to boost the proportion of solar energy purchased from outside of Delhi using cutting-edge technologies like RE-RTC (Renewable Energy-Round the Clock).
According to the statement, it combines a variety of renewable energy sources (solar, wind, and others) with battery storage that is the right size to offer continuous electricity in accordance with Delhi's demand curve.
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