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Solar Power Plants in Karnataka

As part of our vision to provide reliable green energy solutions to corporates across the country and we installed our first solar power plant in Karnataka in 2014. Since then, we have installed 53 solar power plants with a total capacity of over 23 MWp, generating 3,38,57,129 units of solar electricity annually, abating 32,503 tonnes of CO2 from the environment. Our clients include top organizations from Auto, Auto ancillaries, Education, Government, Engineering/Capital Goods(Manufacturing), Chemical, Consumer Durables, and Mining industries.

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Project size: 176 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 abated annually: 253 Tonnes
Equivalent to planting: 4,179 trees
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176 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Karnataka,  Bijapur

Project size: 247 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 abated annually: 356 Tonnes
Equivalent to planting: 5,881 trees
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247 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Karnataka,  Bidar

Project size: 136 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2018
CO2 abated annually: 196 Tonnes
Equivalent to planting: 3,238 trees
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136 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Karnataka,  Bengaluru

Project size: 992 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Engineering
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 abated annually: 1,428 Tonnes
Equivalent to planting: 23,620 trees
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992 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Karnataka,  Bangalore

Project size: 376 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Government
Commissioned on: 2017
CO2 abated annually: 541 Tonnes
Equivalent to planting: 8,953 trees
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376 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Karnataka,  Mangalore

Project size: 1,015 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2016
CO2 abated annually: 1,462 Tonnes
Equivalent to planting: 24,168 trees
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1,015 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Karnataka,  Surathkal

Project size: 503 kWp
Roof type: Metal Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String
Industry type: Infrastructure
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 abated annually: 724 Tonnes
Equivalent to planting: 11,977 trees
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503 kWp, Metal Rooftop Installation

Karnataka,  Karnataka

Project size: 140 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Education
Commissioned on: 2015
CO2 abated annually: 202 Tonnes
Equivalent to planting: 3,333 trees
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140 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Karnataka,  Bengaluru

Project size: 948 kWp
Roof type: RCC Rooftop
Module type: Polycrystalline
Inverter type: String inverters
Industry type: Manufacturing
Commissioned on: 2014
CO2 abated annually: 1,365 Tonnes
Equivalent to planting: 22,573 trees
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948 kWp, RCC Rooftop Installation

Karnataka,  Bengaluru

Rooftop State Level Policy Data

State Pages on Website Eligibility Criteria for Net Metering i.e. Upper cap and Lower cap Banking Norms for Rooftop Key Approvals required for Rooftop DISCOMs   Key Regulatory Charges/exemptions for Rooftop (if any) For more details visit individual DISCOM website.
Maharashtra 1 kW–1 MW Yearly 1. CEIG approval
2. The consumer and the DISCOM will enter into a Net Metering Connection Agreement, which shall remain in force for 20 years, in the prescribed format after the roof-top solar PV system is installed but before it is synchronized with the distribution network
The rooftop solar system installed on eligible consumer premises, are exempt from payment of banking and wheeling charges and losses, cross subsidy and additional surcharge etc. Project wise Statutory fees, testing fees, supervision charges, application fees etc. are applicable and varies time to time as policy changes
Uttar Pradesh 1 kW–2 MW Yearly 1. CEIG approval
2. No net metering
Rooftop solar PV system under gross metering scheme / net metering scheme, whether self-owned or third party owned and installed on eligible consumer premises are exempt from payment of wheeling and cross subsidy surcharge.
Rajasthan 1 kW–1 MW Yearly 1. CEIG approval
2. Any eligible consumer under the Rajasthan Net Metering Regulations may obtain approval for installation of rooftop solar system on its premises under net metering arrangement in accordance with the Rajasthan Net Metering Regulations and execution of an interconnection agreement for net metering with the distribution licensee.
Rooftop PV solar power plants under net metering arrangement are exempt from payment of wheeling, banking and cross subsidy surcharges.
Karnataka 1 kW–1 MW Monthly 1. CEIG approval (Applicable above 1MW)
2. Net metering approval (if applicable up to 1 MW)
Transmission and wheeling charges will not be applicable to rooftop solar projects to the extent there is no wheeling of such electricity. In case it is a ground mount project then banking and wheeling charges may be applicable
Haryana NA–1 MW Yearly 1. CEIG approval
2. Net metering approval (if applicable) or a ‘no-objection certificate’ from the applicable local distribution utility. The consumer and the distribution utility will enter into a Net Metering Connection Agreement in the prescribed format after the roof-top solar PV system is installed but before it is synchronized with the distribution network.
While the Haryana Solar Policy has waived electricity taxes, electricity cess, electricity duty, and cross subsidy charges etc., but Transmission, wheeling and banking charges may be applicable as per the guidelines and orders issued by the HERC from time to time.
Tamil Nadu Consumers under Low Tension category except Hut and Agricultural category of tariff Yearly

1. CEIG approval
2. Net metering approval (if applicable) or NOC from Tangedco
3. Ministry clearance
4. Reverse test report (RTR) from local Tangedco

Transmission and wheeling charges will not be applicable to rooftop solar projects to the extent there is no wheeling of such electricity.
Delhi 1 kW – NA* Yearly 1. CEIG approval
2. Net metering approval (if applicable) or NOC from DISCOM
In order to promote the third party owned systems and avoid complexities around evaluation and monitoring of wheeling/banking/open access charges, the net metering rooftop solar arrangements are specifically exempted from these charges
Telangana 1 kW–1 MW Half-yearly 1. CEIG Approval
2. The Net metering connection agreement has to be executed by the Consumer with the DISCOM within 15 days of receipt of the technical feasibility approval
3. On inspection of the equipment SPV system are to be synchronized within 10 working days, provided the systems are installed as per the norms and standards
1. Tariff payable by the DISCOM is the APCC of the DISCOM
2. Exempted from transmission charges, transmission loss, wheeling charge, wheeling loss, cross subsidy surcharge and additional surcharge
3. The CDM benefits shall be retained by the consumer for the first year and second year onwards, 10%, progressively increasing by 10% each year till the benefits are shared in equal proportion
Gujarat 1 kW–1 MW Yearly 1. CEIG approval
2. Net metering approval (OPEX project not allowed under net metering regulation. Only CAPEX projects considered for net metering) or NOC from DISCOM
Project wise Statutory fees, testing fees, supervision charges, application fees etc. are applicable and varies time to time as policy changes
Andhra Pradesh 1 kW–1 MW Quarterly 1. CEIG approval
2. Net metering approval (if applicable) or NOC from DISCOM
No Distribution losses and charges will be collected from the Eligible Developers /Group /Society /Individuals by the DISCOMs. All other charges shall be applicable as per the Tariff Order amended from time to time.
West Bengal 5 kW–not specified Yearly 1. CEIG approval
2. Net metering approval (if applicable) or NOC from DISCOM
Transmission and wheeling charges will not be applicable to rooftop solar projects to the extent there is no wheeling of such electricity.
Puducherry NA–500 kWp; Yearly 1. CEA (Central electrical authority) approval
2. Net metering approval (if applicable)
Transmission and wheeling charges will not be applicable to rooftop solar projects to the extent there is no wheeling of such electricity

Eligibility Criteria for Net Metering i.e. Upper cap and Lower cap

1 kW–1 MW

Banking Norms for Rooftop

Yearly

Key Approvals required for Rooftop

  1. CEIG approval
  2. The consumer and the DISCOM will enter into a Net Metering Connection Agreement, which shall remain in force for 20 years, in the prescribed format after the roof-top solar PV system is installed but before it is synchronized with the distribution network

Key Regulatory Charges/exemptions for Rooftop (if any) For more details visit individual DISCOM website.

The rooftop solar system installed on eligible consumer premises, are exempt from payment of banking and wheeling charges and losses, cross subsidy and additional surcharge etc. Project wise Statutory fees, testing fees, supervision charges, application fees etc. are applicable and varies time to time as policy changes

Eligibility Criteria for Net Metering i.e. Upper cap and Lower cap

1 kW–2 MW

Banking Norms for Rooftop

Yearly

Key Approvals required for Rooftop

  1. CEIG approval
  2. No net metering

Key Regulatory Charges/exemptions for Rooftop (if any) For more details visit individual DISCOM website.

Rooftop solar PV system under gross metering scheme / net metering scheme, whether self-owned or third party owned and installed on eligible consumer premises are exempt from payment of wheeling and cross subsidy surcharge.

Eligibility Criteria for Net Metering i.e. Upper cap and Lower cap

1 kW–1 MW

Banking Norms for Rooftop

Yearly

Key Approvals required for Rooftop

  1. CEIG approval
  2. Any eligible consumer under the Rajasthan Net Metering Regulations may obtain approval for installation of rooftop solar system on its premises under net metering arrangement in accordance with the Rajasthan Net Metering Regulations and execution of an interconnection agreement for net metering with the distribution licensee.

Key Regulatory Charges/exemptions for Rooftop (if any) For more details visit individual DISCOM website.

Rooftop PV solar power plants under net metering arrangement are exempt from payment of wheeling, banking and cross subsidy surcharges.

Eligibility Criteria for Net Metering i.e. Upper cap and Lower cap

1 kW–1 MW

Banking Norms for Rooftop

Yearly

Key Approvals required for Rooftop

  1. CEIG approval (Applicable above 1MW)
  2. Net metering approval (if applicable up to 1 MW)

Key Regulatory Charges/exemptions for Rooftop (if any) For more details visit individual DISCOM website.

Transmission and wheeling charges will not be applicable to rooftop solar projects to the extent there is no wheeling of such electricity. In case it is a ground mount project then banking and wheeling charges may be applicable

Eligibility Criteria for Net Metering i.e. Upper cap and Lower cap

NA–1 MW

Banking Norms for Rooftop

Yearly

Key Approvals required for Rooftop

  1. CEIG approval
  2. Net metering approval (if applicable) or a ‘no-objection certificate’ from the applicable local distribution utility.The consumer and the distribution utility will enter into a Net Metering Connection Agreement in the prescribed format after the roof-top solar PV system is installed but before it is synchronized with the distribution network.

Key Regulatory Charges/exemptions for Rooftop (if any) For more details visit individual DISCOM website.

While the Haryana Solar Policy has waived electricity taxes, electricity cess, electricity duty, and cross subsidy charges etc., but Transmission, wheeling and banking charges may be applicable as per the guidelines and orders issued by the HERC from time to time.

Eligibility Criteria for Net Metering i.e. Upper cap and Lower cap

Consumers under Low Tension category except Hut and Agricultural category of tariff

Banking Norms for Rooftop

Yearly

Key Approvals required for Rooftop

  1. CEIG approval
  2. Net metering approval (if applicable) or NOC from Tangedco
  3. Ministry clearance
  4. Reverse test report (RTR) from local Tangedco

Key Regulatory Charges/exemptions for Rooftop (if any) For more details visit individual DISCOM website.

Transmission and wheeling charges will not be applicable to rooftop solar projects to the extent there is no wheeling of such electricity.

Eligibility Criteria for Net Metering i.e. Upper cap and Lower cap

1 kW – NA*

Banking Norms for Rooftop

Yearly

Key Approvals required for Rooftop

  1. CEIG approval
  2. Net metering approval (if applicable) or NOC from DISCOM

Key Regulatory Charges/exemptions for Rooftop (if any) For more details visit individual DISCOM website.

In order to promote the third party owned systems and avoid complexities around evaluation and monitoring of wheeling/banking/open access charges, the net metering rooftop solar arrangements are specifically exempted from these charges

Eligibility Criteria for Net Metering i.e. Upper cap and Lower cap

1 kW–1 MW

Banking Norms for Rooftop

Half-yearly

Key Approvals required for Rooftop

  1. CEIG approval
  2. The Net metering connection agreement has to be executed by the Consumer with the DISCOM within 15 days of receipt of the technical feasibility approval
  3. On inspection of the equipment SPV system are to be synchronized within 10 working days, provided the systems are installed as per the norms and standards

Key Regulatory Charges/exemptions for Rooftop (if any) For more details visit individual DISCOM website.

  1. Tariff payable by the DISCOM is the APCC of the DISCOM
  2. Exempted from transmission charges, transmission loss, wheeling charge, wheeling loss, cross subsidy surcharge and additional surcharge
  3. The CDM benefits shall be retained by the consumer for the first year and second year onwards, 10%, progressively increasing by 10% each year till the benefits are shared in equal proportion

Eligibility Criteria for Net Metering i.e. Upper cap and Lower cap

1 kW–1 MW

Banking Norms for Rooftop

Yearly

Key Approvals required for Rooftop

  1. CEIG approval
  2. Net metering approval (OPEX project not allowed under net metering regulation. Only CAPEX projects considered for net metering) or NOC from DISCOM

Key Regulatory Charges/exemptions for Rooftop (if any) For more details visit individual DISCOM website.

Project wise Statutory fees, testing fees, supervision charges, application fees etc. are applicable and varies time to time as policy changes

Eligibility Criteria for Net Metering i.e. Upper cap and Lower cap

1 kW–1 MW

Banking Norms for Rooftop

Quarterly

Key Approvals required for Rooftop

  1. CEIG approval
  2. Net metering approval (if applicable) or NOC from DISCOM

Key Regulatory Charges/exemptions for Rooftop (if any) For more details visit individual DISCOM website.

No Distribution losses and charges will be collected from the Eligible Developers /Group /Society /Individuals by the DISCOMs. All other charges shall be applicable as per the Tariff Order amended from time to time.

Eligibility Criteria for Net Metering i.e. Upper cap and Lower cap

5 kW–not specified

Banking Norms for Rooftop

Yearly

Key Approvals required for Rooftop

  1. CEIG approval
  2. Net metering approval (if applicable) or NOC from DISCOM

Key Regulatory Charges/exemptions for Rooftop (if any) For more details visit individual DISCOM website.

Transmission and wheeling charges will not be applicable to rooftop solar projects to the extent there is no wheeling of such electricity.

Eligibility Criteria for Net Metering i.e. Upper cap and Lower cap

NA–500 kWp;

Banking Norms for Rooftop

Yearly

Key Approvals required for Rooftop

  1. CEA (Central electrical authority) approval
  2. Net metering approval (if applicable)

Key Regulatory Charges/exemptions for Rooftop (if any) For more details visit individual DISCOM website.

Transmission and wheeling charges will not be applicable to rooftop solar projects to the extent there is no wheeling of such electricity



* Subject to
- feasibility of interconnection with grid
- available capacity of service line connection of consumer of premise
- the sanctioned load of consumer of the premise

Source: Centre for Energy Finance, Individual DISCOM websites

Disclaimer: The information presented above is for educational purposes only. All the data provided in the article above are approximate values derived from third party sources, research articles or on ground experience and CleanMax would take no responsibility or have any obligation over the correctness of data. The regulatory policies get updated from time to time and it is highly encouraged that you head over to individual DISCOM sites to refer the latest changes.


Acronyms Used:

NOC No Objection Certificate
HERC Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission
APPC Average Power Purchase Cost
CEIG Chief Electrical Inspector to Government
CDM Clean Development Mechanism