Offering upto 90% subsidy, incentives, gap funding to promote solar energy in Himachal, claims Govt

Subsidy upto 90 percent for plants is being provided for units being installed in Government buildings and upto 70 percent to the residential and social sector.

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Government, in an official statement, claimed it is offering incentives, such as generation-based incentives, capital and interest subsidies, viability gap funding, concessional finance, and fiscal incentives etc., to promote renewable energy. It also claims installation of various Solar Power projects in Himachal.

Himachal Pradesh Government Energy Development Agency (HIMURJA) is implementing the Renewable Energy Programme in the State with the support of Central financial assistance available under the Renewable Energy Programme on the Solar Photovoltaic Systems such as Solar Street Lighting Systems, Solar Home Lighting System and Solar Power Plants, said government.

The proposals received from the panchayats, institutions, and government departments are forwarded to the Centre, for approval of subsidy.

Subsidy upto 90 percent for plants is being provided for units being installed in Government buildings and upto 70 percent to the residential and social sector.

Till date, the government has sanctioned  following projects:

  • 200 kW SPV Power Plant at Baru Sahib
  • 200 kW SPV Power Plant at Baru Sahib
  • 6.5 Kw Power Plant for H.P. Secretariat
  • 12 SPV Power Plants of 4 kWp capacity each in the District Collectorates
  • 20 kW SPV Power Plant at H.P. Vidhan Sabha, Shimla
  • 10 Kw SPV Power Plant for Ranser Island
  • 10 Kw Power Plant for Kibber
  • 2 kW each SPV Power Plant in 216 Nos of Police Stations in the State
  • 450 kW aggregate capacity SPV Power Plants for IPH, District Kangra
  • 55 Kw aggregate capacity SPV Power Plant at Ridge Maidan, Old Bus Stand and Panchayat Bhawanin Shimla
  • 25Kw SPV Power Plant at Raj Bhawan Shimla stand installed
  • 100 KW SPV Power Plant at HP High Court
  • 100 KW SPV Power Plant at HP Secretariat
  • 100 KW SPV Power Plant at HIPA
  • 50 KW SPV Power Plant installed at HP University, Shimla
  • 5 kWp at Bachat Bhawan, Reckong-Peo
  • 5 kWp plants each at ADC Kaza, BSNL Tower Mane Gomga Village, 43 rd BN, ITBP, Sugar Point, Spiti Valley, ITBP Sumdo, Spiti Valley and ITI Solan
  • 10 kWp at ITBP Mormi Dogri, Spiti Valley
  • 2 kWp plants at ITBP Kaurik, Spiti Valley, ITBP Baryog, Spiti Valley and ITBP Lepcha, Spiti Valley
  • A 3kWp plant at IPH Kaza, Spiti Valley
  • 3 SPV Power Plant of 100 kWp capacity at H.P. Judicial Academy, Gandal, Shimla
  • 14 SPV Power Plants of 1kWp capacity each of IPH, Kaza
  • 1 kWp SPV Power Plants in 100 premises of individual households at Pangi and Bharmour
  • 50 kWp SPV Power Plant at Indian Association of Muscular Dystrophy, Solan
  • 567 kWp SPV Power Plants in 34 Court Complexes in H.P

Power Plants of 10 kWp SPV each at Village Bara Bhangal in Kangra district are in the implementation stage, it said.

About 250 SPV Power Plant of 1 kW capacity each have been sanctioned for individual households in the State, out of which 152 SPV Power Plants have been installed and remaining would be installed soon, said the government.

The government said it is also providing funds under the Scheduled Caste Component Plan for the installation of SPV Street Lighting Systems in the Scheduled Caste villages with a population of 40 per cent or more.

As many as 7961 SPV lights have been installed under this programme since inception. Apart from this, 55,230 SPV CFL Type Lanterns, 22,586 SPV Home Lights and 674 SPV LED Home Lights have been installed in the State during present tenure of the government.

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