Gujarat first in home solar energy production in the country, in Gujrat, Rajkot 

30 November 2023

A subsidy of Rs 342 crore has been paid to more than 58,000 households in Rajkot for solar systems. Citizens of Rajkot have built 1,51,000 solar rooftop power generation houses, generating 213 MW of electricity from solar energy. Home Gujarat ranks first in the country in solar energy, Rajkot city is at first position in Gujarat.

Under the Surya Gujarat Yojana (Solar Rooftop), launched in Gujarat since 2019, solar systems have been installed in 1,51,946 houses in Saurashtra-Kutch including Rajkot and 456.42 MW has been generated so far. A subsidy of Rs 874 crore 59 lakh has been paid by the government to 1.51 lakh solar rooftop schemes during the last five years.

Apart from this, solar systems have been installed in 18537 houses in Bhavnagar, 15072 in Kutch, 11925 in Jamnagar and 11543 in Junagadh. Whereas in other districts of Saurashtra-Kutch, the system has been fitted in the house only at the minimum level.

In 3 kW, 40 percent subsidy of the cost is given, above 3 kW and up to 10 kW, 20 percent subsidy is given, apart from this, 20 percent subsidy is given by the government on group housing societies, residential welfare associations, general connections. The facilities are within the limit of 10 kilowatts per house. Per unit Rs. 2.50 returns. The government deposits money directly into the bank account every month.

Gujarat is the first state under Phase-2 of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy across the country in March 2023. Solar rooftop systems of 1862 MW capacity have been installed for residential purposes. Of these, solar system of 1507.71 MW capacity is installed only in Gujarat. That means Gujarat is number one in the country with 81 percent capacity of the total installed capacity in the country.

Solar system for Rs 4 lakh 11 thousand 637. Subsidy of Rs 2608 crore has been paid. The excess power sent to the grid after consumption by the power distribution company is Rs. It is purchased at the rate of Rs 2.25. The subsidy is 40 percent of the fixed price up to 3 kilowatts.

723 agencies have been appointed for solar rooftop. The nodal agency is Gujarat Energy Development Corporation Limited. Google translate from Gujarati.