Solar Policy For UTTAR PRADESH




(Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility).

Capacity of solar system


  • Min 1 kWp
  • Max 1 MWp
    Voltage Levels:

  • Low Voltage(Single phase) : upto 5 kWp max.
  • 415V (Three phase): 5- 50 kWp max.
  • 6.6/11 kV: 50-2000 kW/kVA
  • 11/33/66 kV Level : 2 MW to 5MW

  • <=100% of your Sanctioned Load
  • Cumulative capacity of all solar systems installed in your area shall not exceed 25% of Local Distribution transformer capacity in your area

Ownership options

  • Self ownership (CAPEXmodel)
  • Third party ownership (RESCO model)

Billing Mechanism

  • Annual settlement
  • Any net electricity injected in the grid shall be paid at rates decided by UPERC
  • Reconciliation rate for excess power fed in the system at the end of settlement period is increased to Rs. 2 / unit from Rs. 0.5 / unit


  • Exemption from wheeling & cross subsidy surcharge if applicable
  • Electricity duty for ten years shall be exempted for sale to Distribution licensee, captive consumption and third party sale in respect of all solar projects set up within the state. The Nodal Agency will undertake single window clearance for all Solar Power Producers.


  • 40% Accelerated Depreciation
  • Custom Duty concessions and Excise Duty Exemptions on solar equipment
  • 10 year Tax holiday on solar projects
  • Loans available for up to Rs.15 Crore for renewable energy projects under Priority sector lending.

Uttar Pradesh Solar Policy and it’s Solar Highlights

Uttar Pradesh, or UP as it is fondly called is the state with the highest population in India. It is located in the northern part of the country and has Lucknow as the capital city. Some of the best known cities in India such as Varanasi, Kanpur, Allahabad etc are a part of Uttar Pradesh. Despite a massive demand for power due to its shortage, UP only has 269.26MW of connected solar power. A large majority of this, 125.76MW was commissioned in the Financial Year 2016/17. The state defined its Rooftop Solar Power Plant policy back in the year 2014-15, and a target of generation of 20MW from rooftop solar plants was set till March 2017. It was made a mandate that at least 25 percent area of the chair area of the office buildings in the government and public institutes will be utilised for the installation of rooftop solar power plants. The present solar policy of UP is effective till March 2017, and will soon be up for renewal with new targets being set. The target of achieving 500 MW of grid connected power till March of 2017 looks to have been missed. But with a new government lead by the BJP, a political party that has been giving a lot of push to solar in the last couple of years from the centre, it is expected that Uttar Pradesh will be a large contributor in the march towards the 100GW target by 2022.

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