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Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana: FAQs



  Jan 24, 2024

Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana: FAQs



1. What is the main objective of the Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana?

The Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana aims to equip one crore poor to middle-class households with rooftop solar panels, providing electricity from solar energy.

2. How will the Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana benefit the poor and middle class?

The scheme is designed to reduce the electricity bill of the poor and middle class, contributing to India’s self-reliance in the energy sector.

3. Has there been a national campaign related to this scheme?

Yes, PM Modi has urged officials to start a massive national campaign to mobilize residential segment consumers to adopt rooftop solar on a large scale.

4. What are rooftop solar panels, and how do they work?

Rooftop solar panels are photovoltaic panels installed on a building’s roof. They are connected to the main power supply, reducing grid-connected electricity consumption and saving electricity costs.

5. What are the costs involved in a solar rooftop system?

In a solar rooftop system, the primary expense is the upfront capital investment, with minimal ongoing costs for maintenance.

6. What is the current status of solar power capacity in India?

As of December 2023, India’s solar power installed capacity is around 73.31 GW, with rooftop solar installed capacity at about 11.08 GW.

7. Are there existing government initiatives for rooftop solar?

Yes, the Centre has a National Rooftop Scheme providing financial assistance covering 40% of the capital cost of solar rooftop projects. Additionally, in 2014, the government launched the Rooftop Solar Programme with a target of 40 GW by 2022.

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