Rooftop solar is a photovoltaic system that generates electricity from solar panels mounted on the rooftop of a residential building.
The various components of such a system include photovoltaic modules, mounting systems, cables, solar inverters and other electrical accessories.
Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owner for the electricity they add to the grid. The energy generated by the Grid Interactive Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic (RSPV) system is first used for self-consumption and the excess energy is injected / exported to the grid automatically. For example, if a residential customer has a PV system on its roof-top, it may generate more electricity than his current usage of the home and the unused / excess energy flows to the grid.
Through Net metering arrangement by using Single Bi-Directional Energy Meter, solar energy exported to the Grid from Grid Interactive RSPV system is deducted from energy imported from the Grid in units (kWh) to arrive at the net imported or exported energy and the net energy import or export is billed or credited or carried-over on the basis of the applicable retail tariff. At the end of the each settlement period (Financial year), any electricity credits, which remain unadjusted shall be paid at a rate of Rs.2/kWH by NPCL. At the beginning of next settlement period, cumulative carried over electricity credits shall be reset to Zero.
The Peak rated capacity (kWp) of Grid Interactive Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic (RSPV) system to be installed by any eligible consumer shall not exceed 100% of the sanctioned/contractual load of the building/consumer as per UPERC RSPV Regulation 2019. This means, if a consumer has sanctioned/contractual load of 5 kW, the maximum RSPV system that can be installed is 5 kWp.
Benefits of Rooftop Solar Net Metering:
- Reduced Power Bills
- Low Maintenance
- One Time Investment
- Clean & Green Power
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Procedure for Net Metering Application & Registration at NPCL:
As per UPERC RSPV Regulation 2019, LMV-1 (Domestic connection) & LMV-5 (Tube well connection) Tariff category are only eligible for Net Metering. For Roof top solar Photovoltaic installation Central Government & State Government is giving subsidy for the Net metered consumer only. To avail subsidy scheme from State & Central Govt. Under Phase-II of Roof Top Solar Scheme of MNRE, it is mandatory to install RSPV System by only empanelled vendors of UPNEDA for getting subsidy. Application shall be apply on the UPNEDA portal and after that Consumer/solar vendor required to submit hard copies along with application, registration form and all other relevant documents at NPCL office address. The last date to apply for availing CFA is 31st August 2021 and last date of Project Completion is 3rd October 2021 including Net meter installation, Document uploading on UPNEDA portal by consumer/solar installer and approval by NPCL.
Non CFA Based project: Submit directly at below mentioned office address
E- mail Id
Shri Sarnath Ganguly
Shri Sanket Shrivastava
Shri Prosenjit Das
The last date of application for availing CFA/Subsidy for Rooftop Solar Net Metering is 31st August 2021
- Total solar rooftop capacity installed in DISCOM
Total Solar Rooftop Net Metering capacity in NPCL is 23399kW as on 31st March 2021.
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