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Benefits of Going Solar: Exploring Government Solar Panel Installation Programs

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Solar panels are the new age solution to all energy needs. As climate change and global warming take precedence, the government is encouraging solar installation for home through different schemes and subsidies.

Benefits of Going Solar

Before we look into the different solar panel installation government scheme, here
are a few reasons to switch to solar energy:

  • Reducing Electricity Expenses
  • Renewable Source of Energy
  • May Increase Property Value
  • Control Your Energy Production and Consumption


Installation Subsidy Programs by the Government

With the ominous signs of climate change affecting lives all around the globe, governments of many countries have realised the crucial role they play in limiting further progress of global warming. Hence, many governments have launched incentives and subsidies with the ultimate goal of increasing the adoption of solar energy as the sole source of power. India has also followed suit with many initiatives launched in the past decade. Here are some of the schemes provided:

Chief Minister’s Solar Rooftop Capital Incentive Scheme

Launched in 2013 by the government of Tamil Nadu, applicants can enjoy solar panel installation at a subsidised price. Only domestic consumers with a TANGEDCO service can use this rooftop solar subsidy in Tamilnadu for 1kWp grid-connected plants. The Tamil Nadu government provides a subsidy of 20,000 rupees to install solar PV plants. Eligible applicants can choose offline or online mode to apply for the subsidy.

National Portal for Rooftop Solar

Also known as the New and Simplified Programme for Rooftop Solar Phase II, the scheme is a cross India subsidy programme that aims to make the use of solar energy common for domestic and residential needs. Depending on the requirements and size of the system, you can apply for a predetermined per-kilowatt of Central Financial Assistance (CFA)/Central Government Subsidy through the National Portal for Rooftop Solar. The rooftop solar subsidy in Tamilnadu applicable for different sizes of solar system are as follows:

Size of Solar System Subsidy Available
Till 3 kW Rs. 14,588/kW
More than 3 kW up to 10kW Rs. 7,294/kW
More than 10 kW Rs.94,822/ kW
Resident Welfare
Associations (RWA)
Rs. 7,294/ kW

Cost of Installing Solar Panels

The prices of solar panel installations differ depending on the type of system you choose. The solar systems which are grid-connected are eligible for the rooftop solar subsidy in Tamilnadu. As the most affordable option, the cost of installing solar panels for home ranges as follows:

Solar System Size Estimated Price Range
1kW System Rs. 75,000 – 85,000
2kW System Rs. 1,50,000 – 1,70,000
3kW System Rs. 1,89,000 – 2,15,000
4kW System Rs. 2,52,000 – 2,85,600
5kW System Rs. 3,15,000 – 3,57,000
10kW System Rs. 5,31,000 – 6,07,000

Solar Installation for home can be quite an expensive ordeal. We assist you by browsing through and applying government subsidies for solar panel installations at the lowest price possible. Contact us for a brighter future at an affordable price!