The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved
Phase-II of the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme (GCRSP). Under the phase
II Programme Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for the residential sector has
been restructured. Further, focus will be on increased involvement of DISCOMs
and performance based incentives will be provided to them.
The Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme aims
to achieve a cumulative capacity of 40,000 MW/40GW from rooftop solar projects
by 2022. The program encourages installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic
power generation plant for self-consumption as well as supply/sale of
electricity to the grid.
The Indian government has set a growth target of installation of 175 GW
aggregate capacity of renewable energy by 2022.Out of total 175 GW, target of
100 GW has been set for Solar Power.