Tamil Nadu's solar roof scheme gathers pace
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The author has posted comments within this articleSushma U N, TNN | Mar 27, 2014, 07. 43PM IST
CHENNAI: When all else on solar front in Tamil Nadu has run aground, residential roof solar schemes are looking up. Rapidly when compared with13623 few weeks after the Tamil Nadu Momentum Development Agency (TEDA) called for computer applications from residents who wish to set up heredad rooftop systems, about 1, 050 applications have been received. Against the history of the state's grand plans to create large scale solar plans hitting authentic hurdles, this success comes as an important flicker of hope. Under the method, the government announced that the first 10, thousand consumers in the state who system 1 kilowatt (kW) systems will receive a subsidy of 20, 000 of the state government in addition to the Central government treasury security of 30, 000. A 1kW rooftop solar power system costs between 70, 000 and 1 . 2 lakh, based on the quality of the solar panels. Buy and sell analysts say the level of response could be encouraging, considering the level of knowledge of one of the scheme is not very high, and that the method would take off well. "With one of the subsidies from the state and the Hub, this works out roughly to 35, 000 per kilowatt, and will make economic sense for people who are in the midpoint or higher slab of the domestic contract deals charged by Tangecdco, " talked about Toine van Megen, co-founder akin to Auroville Consulting, which carried out preliminary projects in the state to demonstrate one of the workability of small scale (rooftop) grid-connected solar PV systems with net-metering. A good net meter is a bi-directional m which measures how much of the grid-power the consumer uses, and how much fast system pumps into the grid. "It makes economic sense now a large number of with the fixed capital cost, the patron has a clear return-on-investment and were going to break-even in about five years old, " Vineeth Vijayaraghavan, director -research, Solarillion Foundation said. If a circle would generate on an average 4 units a day or 1, 475 units a year, a consumer who offers an average of 5. 50 per household of power to Tangedco, would help roughly 9, 000 a year after electricity bills. The only risk with almost all rooftop solar systems is that collating the subsidy amount from the united states government could be a long-drawn process, but that has become taken care of here. "The scheme is such that collection subsidies from the state level or central government rests with power of sunshine companies and the consumer gets a pc hassle-free, " says Vijayaraghavan.