NASHIK: Amidst rising cost of electricity production, transmission and its distribution and the problmes facing power consumer in the form of inflated bills, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) has urged consumers to install rooftop solar energy devices in order to reduce electricity bills.
Under the rooftop solar scheme, the company is giving subsidy to domestic consumers and housing societies. MSEDCL Chairman Vijay Singhal has urged consumers to utilise the benefits extended to them under the rooftop solar scheme. He said that domestic consumers and housing societies get a subsidy for installing rooftop solar energy devices under the scheme.
While the subsidy for domestic consumers (1 kW to 3 kW) is 40 per cent and from 3 kW to 10 kW, it is 20 per cent. Apart from this, housing societies and resident welfare associations (1 kW to 500 kW) get 20 per cent subsidy on the project cost.
The rooftop solar energy scheme is being implemented in Maharashtra in collaboration with the state government’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the MSEDCL. The scheme helps consumers install rooftop solar energy devices which will reduce their electricity bills besides helping them get an additional income.
He further stated that there is a need for everyone to make a concerted effort to make Maharashtra the number one in the country in installing rooftop solar. The grant process should be expedited by guiding the staff and agency representatives regarding document errors in the process, he further said and added that a nodal officer should be appointed to solve the problems faced by agencies at the regional level.
Domestic consumers get a subsidy of 20-40% and housing societies and resident welfare associations get 20% for implementing the rooftop solar scheme.