Frequently Asked Questions


General Questions


How much land is required to setup a 1MW solar power generation Unit?


What is the life-time of a typical Solar Power plant?


What is the annual energy generated from a 1 MW Solar Power plant?


What are the various modes under which we can setup a Solar Power plant?


What is the cost of setting up a Rooftop Solar Power plant for domestic or commercial use?


What size Solar Power plant is required for domestic or commercial use?


Permissions and Bank Loans


What permissions/clearances are required to setup a Solar PV Plant?


Can Solar Power developers avail loans from banks for Solar Power plant setup? What is the loan % and what criteria does a bank/lending institution look for?


Setup Costs and Power Sale Tariff


What would be the total project cost excluding the cost of land?


What would be the O & M cost?


What would be the per unit expected sale price?


RECs and Carbon Credits (CERs)


Which kinds of Solar Power plants are eligible for REC benefits?


Is there a minimum size for Solar Power plants to be eligible for RECs?


Can CDM benefits (Carbon Credits) be availed for a Solar Power plant?


Benefits for Solar Power plants)


What kind of Central/State benefits are available for Solar Power plant setup?


Can Accelerated Depreciation benefits be claimed by Solar Power Developers?


Can Capital Subsidy be claimed for a 1 MW Solar Power plant (or greater size)?


Is there any subsidy available for Solar Power plant setup?


The Innovator

Gurmit Singh, New Delhi

Dr. Gurmit Singh is a research scientist and an environmentalist, his profound enthusiasm and passion for renewable energy technologies has been for 28 years now. He holds both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from 'Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen.' In Germany and spent 14 years in Germany working as a research Scientist and then 8 years in Florida, USA in Solar Research. He is winner of 'Lockheed Martin Innovation Award 2008' in renewable energy, also won the '2010 BuildArch Award'and recently won the 'i3 India Innovates Award 2011'. His professional career started with a technology assessment of the carbon abatement potential of specific industrial technologies in the EU, and the evaluation of national and international policies and measures in the areas of climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Currently he is a Visiting Faculty for 'Renewable Energy' at Amity University, Noida