CleanTech/ Renewable Energy, Green Building / LEED/ BEE, Other, Solar-Offgrid

Kerala empanels 14 firms for 10000 rooftop solar programme

According to reports, Tata Power Solar, Aditya Birla Solar, Su-Kam and Waree are among the 14 companies empanelled by Kerala’s Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology, for the State’s ambitious ‘10,000 rooftops’ programme.

The programme seeks to facilitate households interested in putting up solar photo-voltaic power plants on their rooftops by offering them a subsidy of Rs 39,000 per kW of installed capacity, over and above the subsidy given by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

According to Madhavan Nampoothiri, Founder-Director of RESolve Energy Consultants, 4,705 applications were received as of January 18. The applicants can now choose from the 14 companies registered to put up rooftop plants and be eligible for the State government subsidy.

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