FAQs

RECs can be availed by any project meeting the eligibility criteria specified by Central Electricity Regulatory Authority (CERC) by following the below mentioned steps:
  • Accrediatition by State Agency
  • Registration by Central Agency
  • Issuance of REC by Central Agency
  • Redemption of RECs
When the levelized cost of power production from an alternative source of energy like solar becomes equal to or more than the power supplied from the grid, the energy source is considered to reach grid parity. Today solar is on its way to reach grid parity. The kind of fall observed in prices of photovoltaic module recently clearly suggest the lowering of capital cost investment in this sector thereby reducing the capital cost of project.
Following areas specify the proven bankability of solar projects in India:
  • Feasibility of technology in terms of presence on practical grounds, capital cost and associated R & D
  • Highly experienced EPC players
  • Politically and industrially backed solar policies offering attractive tariffs
  • Credible weather data availability
  • Assurance from concerned bodies for abiding by the rules of PPAs signed
For claiming subsidy under "MNRE off-grid and other application scheme" two set of complete and duly signed application forms need to be submitted to State Renewable Nodal Agency. From State level the application will be proceeded to central level for final approval from PAC (Project Approval Committee). The application forms are available for download at official website of MNRE. Before this the project proponent needs to appoint a consultant for proper pre-feasibility study of the proposed project. The findings of this study is required at various stages of application form filling. Once the project gets approval, funding can be claimed through a nationalised which has already got affiliation from IREDA, which has been designated as central official body for managing funds granted under this scheme.
Solar systems can be used to fulfil even smallest capacity power requirements because of the flexible sizes in which solar photovoltaic panels are available these day. Since a household system is typically an off-grid, one can avail the capital subsidy benefits of a MNRE scheme also. This reduces the capital cost of the system straight away by 30% along with the tax saving benefit in form of 80% accelerated depreciation
When the levelized cost of power production from an alternative source of energy like solar becomes equal to or more than the power supplied from the grid, the energy source is considered to reach grid parity. Today solar is on its way to reach grid parity. The kind of fall observed in prices of photovoltaic module recently clearly suggest the lowering of capital cost investment in this sector thereby reducing the capital cost of project.
Studies have shown when panels become dirty the power they harvest can be reduced by up to 43% and this is a serious threat to that investment!
Regardless of the promises issued by some solar panel manufacturers there are no self-cleaning solar panels. They are continually exposed to dirty, dust and other environmental particles and it is important they are cleaned at least every 12 months.
Solar Panel manufacturers recommend that you do not use chemicals to clean your panels. Using detergents to clean solar panels leaves a sticky microscopic film on the solar panel which actually attracts dirt and grime. This will only lead to your solar panels not running efficiently in a short period of time.