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Projects are eligible for incentives for 10 years from the date of commissioning

Eligible Projects:

Solar Power Projects for:

Sale of Power to A.P DISCOMS

  • DISCOMS would procure 2000 MW solar power in next 5 years

Captive consumption within the state

3rd Party sale within & outside the state

Solar Parks

Solar Rooftop Projects- Gross/Net-metering

Solar Pump-sets

Instruction to the Developer

  • Developer has to bear the cost of entire cost of construction of power evacuation facilities from the project up to the inter-connection point.
  • Land acquisition for Solar Projects is responsibility of Project Developer
Incentives under the Policy
Transmission & Wheeling charges• Exemption from Transmission & Wheeling Charges for captive and 3 rd Party sale
Electricity Duty• Exemptions from electricity duty for captive consumption, sale of power to DISCOMS & 3 rd party on energy sourced from solar plant located in the state
Cross Subsidy Surcharge• Exemption from Cross Subsidy Surcharge for 3 rd Party Sale for first 5 years of commissioning
Contract Demand Reduction• Reduction in contract demand for scheduled consumer for a period of first 5 years
Industrial Status to Solar Projects• Deemed industry & PPP status to Solar Power Projects
Land• Deemed non-agriculture status to land for Solar Power Project
Pollution ClearanceExemption from obtaining NOC from Pollution Control Board

Incentives to Solar Projects under State Industrial Policy & additional incentives over that

Eligible Projects:

Grid Connected Solar Power Projects for

Direct Sale to Distribution Licensee

  • At Pooled Cost of Power Purchase

Captive Consumption

3rd Party Sale (within or outside the state)

Solar Parks

Rooftop Solar Power Projects

Instruction To Developers

  • Project developer will acquire the land for Solar Project
  • Government Land will be made available as per the prevailing state policy

Exemption from Land conversion Charges & Solar Power Projects recognized as industry

Projects Eligible:

  1. MW Scale Projects
  • Selection through Reverse Bidding
  • Project Size: 1-10MW

2. Projects under JNNSM

3.    Projects for Captive Consumption/3rd Party Sale

  • Sale of Power to DISCOM at APPC rate under REC mode

4.  Projects set up on Panchayat Land & Canal Overheads

  • Selection through reverse bidding by way of maximum discount offered on the levellized tariff fixed by the commission

5.   Rooftop grid interactive SPV systems

  • Maximum capacity on a Public Building: 500 KW
  • Capacity on cluster of private building: 500-1000 KW
  • Individual Buildings: 5-100 KW

6.  Off-grid Applications

State Government Incentives• Exemption from Land Use Charges, External Development Charges, Scrutiny Fee & Infrastructure development Charges
• Solar Projects are treated as ‘Industry’ as per the industrial policy of the state
Banking• Banking facility is allowed for a period of 1 year
• Project developer will pay difference of UI charges at the time of drawl & injection
Power Evacuation Facility• Integral part of solar projects except rooftop
• Cost of evacuation has to be born by rooftop project developer
Metering• Project developer bears the cost of meter
• Testing & installation by distribution utilities

100 % stamp duty exemption on purchase of Private Land for Solar Power Projects

Eligible Projects

Solar Power Projects for:

  1.  Sale of Energy to Distribution Licensee
  • Selection through Competitive bidding process
  • Tariff shall be capped at Feed-in-tariff approved by commission

2.   Sale to any other person (3rd Party Sale)

3.  Solar Parks

  • To be built on non-productive government land

4.   Grid connected Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants

  • Sale of Power to Distribution Licensee at Feed-in-Tariff
  • 3rd Party Sale
  • Net-metering mechanism
 Incentives under the Policy
Electricity Duty• Exemption from electricity duty for 10 years
Deemed Industry Status• Deemed industry status to Solar Power Projects
• Applicability of Industrial incentives to these projects
Conversion Charges• Exemption from conversion charges of house tax to commercial tax for residential consumers
VAT• Exemption from VAT on equipment purchased for installation of Solar Projects
Wheeling Charges & CSS• Grant of 4% of wheeling charges by State
• Exemption from CSS for 3 rd Party sale
Contract Demand Reduction• For a period of 5 years
Pollution Clearance• Exemption from obtaining NOC from State Pollution Board for Solar Power Projects

100 % stamp duty exemption on purchase of Private Land for Solar Power Projects

Eligible Projects

Solar Power Projects for:

Sale of Energy to Distribution Licensee

  • Selection through Competitive bidding process
  • Tariff shall be capped at Feed-in-tariff approved by commission
  1. Sale to any other person (3rd Party Sale)

2.     Solar Parks

  • To be built on non-productive government land

3.   Grid connected Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants

  • Sale of Power to Distribution Licensee at Feed-in-Tariff
  • 3rd Party Sale
  • Net-metering mechanism
 Incentives under the Policy
Electricity Duty• Exemption from electricity duty for 10 years
Deemed Industry Status• Deemed industry status to Solar Power Projects
• Applicability of Industrial incentives to these projects
Conversion Charges for residential consumers• Exemption from conversion charges of house tax to commercial tax
VAT• Exemption from VAT on equipment purchased for installation of Solar Projects
Wheeling Charges• Grant of 4% on wheeling charges
CSS• Exemption from CSS for 3 rd Party sale
Contract Demand Reduction• For a period of 5 years
Pollution Clearance• Exemption on NOC from State Pollution Board for Solar Power Projects

Support from State government for growth of local manufacturing sector for indigenous development of technologies

Projects Applicability

  1. Grid connected utility scale Projects:
  • Distributed Generation for land owning farmers:
  • Project Capacity 1MW-3MW
  • Solar Projects based on competitive bidding:
  • Minimum Capacity: 3 MW
  • Solar Projects under REC Mechanism:
  • Minimum Capacity: 1 MW
  • Projects under Captive/Group Captive/3rd Party Sale
  • Projects under bundled Power

2.  Grid Connected Solar Rooftop Projects:

  • Net-metering & Gross-metering Projects

3.   Solar Off Grid & Decentralized Distribution Projects

4.   Solar Parks

 Incentives under the Policy
Fiscal Incentives• Tax concession on Entry Tax, Stamp duty, & Registration charges
• Reduction in contract demand of industrial consumers for buying Solar Power
Policy Initiatives• Time bound purchase of agricultural land for Solar Projects
• Conversion of agricultural land immediately upon the payment of fee
• Exemption from NOC by Pollution Board
• Time bound clearance for evacuation & reduction of supervision charges by 5%

Exemption on Entry Tax & VAT on equipment purchased for installation of solar plants

Applicable Projects

  1.  Category I: For sale of Power to DISCOM
  • Selection through Tariff based competitive bidding

2.  Category II: For Captive use/ Sale to 3rd Party

  • GoMP invites offers from developers from time to time to develop projects on Private/Government Lands

3 .  Category III: Projects under REC mode

  • On Private Land: Developer must fulfill the requirement specified under CERC REC mechanism
  • On Government Land: Developer must fulfill the requirement specified under CERC REC mechanism, as well as of the GoMP

4.  Category IV: Projects under JNNSM

 Incentives under the Policy
Electricity Duty & Cess• All Solar Projects are exempted from Electricity Duty and cess for a period of 10 years from commissioning
Wheeling Charges• 4% grant from State Government
Banking• Developer to pay 2% of banked energy as banking charges to State Distribution Company
Contract Demand Reduction• Industrial consumers buying Solar Power under category II & III can have reduction in contract demand permanently
Industry Status• Status of Industry to Solar Power Projects
• All benefits as per the Industrial Promotion Policy of the state to the Projects

Small Solar Projects can combine to form 1 MW capacity to participate in competitive bidding

Applicable Projects

  • Minimum Project Capacity: 1 MW

Grid connected Solar Power Projects: Target 7500 MW

  1.  MAHAGENCO: 2500 MW in PPP mode
  • Purchased by MSEDCL to meet it’s RPO at Preferential Tariff

2 . Other developers: 5000 MW

3.  Captive/3rd Party Sale: Within or outside the state

4.  Solar Park

  • Small investors with a minimum 250 KW can combine to form 1MW capacity to develop Independent solar parks for captive use

Instructions for Developers

  • A Project Developer will acquire private land by himself
 Incentives under the Policy
Electricity Duty Exemption• Exemption for first 10 years for captive projects
Exemption from Pollution Board• Exemption from obtaining NOC from Pollution Board for setting up Solar Projects
Land Status• Deemed Non-Agricultural land status to the lands procured for solar power projects development
Provisions on Government Land• Waste Land will be allocated without auction, at 50% concessional rates

Tax incentives to Solar manufacturers as per Tamil Nadu Industrial Policy

Applicable Projects

Grid connected Solar Power Projects

  1. For sale of Power to TANGEDCO

2.  For 3rd Party sale within the state

3.  Captive/ Group Captive Generation

4.  Solar Rooftop Projects

5.  Projects under MNRE

6.  Solar Parks

Off Grid Projects

7.  Off-grid Applications

8.  Solar Rooftop Projects (Off-Grid

 Incentives under the Policy
Electricity Duty• Exemption on electricity tax for self consumption and sale to utility for 5 years
Tax Concession• Tax concession as per the Tamil Nadu Industrial Policy
Demand Cut• Exemption on demand cut for Solar Projects meant for captive purpose
Single Window Clearance• Guaranteed Single Window Clearances by TEDA in 30 days for timely commissioning of Solar Plants

Projects are eligible for incentives for 10 years, if power is generated & consumed in the state

Applicable Projects:

Grid connected Solar Power Projects

  1. For sale of Power to TSDISCOM

2.  For 3rd Party sale within the state

3.  Captive/ Group Captive Generation

4.  Solar Rooftop Projects (Grid Connected & Off-grid)

5.  Off-grid Applications

6.  Projects under MNRE

7.  Solar Parks

Instructions for Developers

  • Responsibility of acquiring land for project lies with the project developer
  • Power evacuation up to the interconnection point of TSTRANSCO/TSDISCOM is also a responsibility of Project Developer
 Incentives under the Policy
Single Window Clearance• Application Fee: Rs.10,000/MW for Single Window Clearance
Deemed Conversion to Non-Agriculture land status• Payment of Applicable conversion charges grants Non-agriculture land status to the site identified by developer
Exemption from Land Ceiling Act• Ceiling limit is not applicable for Solar Power Projects & Solar Parks
Transmission & Wheeling Charges & Losses• Exemption for captive use but apply on 3 rd Party sale within the state
• Losses are applicable for both within the state
Electricity Duty• Exempted for these projects
Cross Subsidy Surcharge• 100% exemption for first five years of project commissioning
VAT & Stamp Duty• VAT/SGST is 100% refundable for a period of 5 years
• Stamp duty is 100% refundable

Incentives of Uttar Pradesh Industrial Policy, 2012 is applicable for Solar Projects

Applicable Projects:

  • Minimum Project Size: 1 MW

Grid connected Solar Power Projects

  1. For sale of Power to DISCOMS: Selection of developers through Competitive Bidding

2.  For 3rd Party sale within the state:  Above 5 MW

3.  Captive Power Plants: Above 5 MW

Instructions for Developers

  • Separate bidding for Projects above 5 MW & below 5 MW
  • Lands to be identified & Procured by Developers
  • For Projects on government land, project developers will be selected by the nodal agency
 Incentives under the Policy
Incentives• All incentives under the Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Policy are applicable for Dsolar Projects
Incentive For Bundelkhand & Purvanchal Regions• Expenditure on Transmission line will be borne by State Government in Bundelkhand & Purvanchal region
Single Window Clearance System• All clearances approvals, permissions & consents from the State government shall be done by the Nodal Agency

Exemption on Entry Tax & VAT on equipment purchased for installation of solar plants

Applicable Projects

  1. Solar Power Plants under National Solar Mission/MNRE

2.  Solar Power Plants: For sale of Power to State DISCOMS

  • Selection through competitive bidding process

3.  Solar Power Plants: Sale through REC Mechanism

  • Power is purchased by DISCOMS at Pooled Cost of Power Purchase
  • Project developer needs to apply for accreditation, registration & issuance of RE (Solar) certificate under REC Mechanism

3.  Solar Power Projects: Captive use/ 3rd Party sale

  • Unlimited Capacity for Captive use
  • 3rd Party sale within and outside state

4.  Rooftop Solar Power Plants

  • Net-Meter scheme

5.  Off-Grid Application

6.  Solar Park

 Incentives under the Policy
Incentives• Status of Industry to Solar Power Projects
• All benefits as per the Industrial Promotion Policy of the state to the Projects as per Rajasthan Promotional Scheme
Clearance from Pollution Control Board• Green Category status to all Solar Projects
• Comprehensive consent projects within 15 days
Banking• Allowed as per RERC regulation