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Haryana Solar Policy 2016: A brief analysis

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It’s been about a month since the Haryana Solar Policy 2016 came out. So here we have an analysis of the section on Rooftop Solar and Net-Metering that is of importance to us. So, here I will be concentrating on the overview of the policy and how it’s useful for those residing in Haryana.

Main Highlights

The policy was released on 3rd March, 2016. With the potential increase in solar RPO targets, Haryana will need to add an installed capacity of 3200 MW of which Rooftop Solar would form 50% of the target (1600 MW). Following constitute those who are mandated to install 5% of their connected load on solar.

Table- Haryana

In the residential sector only the newer buildings are mandated. However, among all other types of customers both newer and existing buildings are mandated. Such a notification came out about a year back as well. However, there was no enforcement. So, we cannot expect uptake because of the ‘mandate’. However, more because it makes economic sense.

The policy also positions Net- Metering in Haryana as an incentive and that for Financial Year 15-16 INR 0.25 per unit would be provided in the bills of consumers. This incentive would be revised every year and is payable from Financial Year 16-17 onwards. Find out here how it would influence the cash flows.

Highlights for Rooftop PPA projects (Procedure):

  • No permission is required from building plan sanctioning authority for setting up of Rooftop Solar Power plant.
  • Implementing agency for net-metering in Haryana would be HAREDA
  • On approval of PPA, the agreement will be signed between the developer and HPPC (Haryana Power Purchase Centre)
  • Clearances and approvals would be provided through single window clearance (HAREDA) to the developer (within 60 days after submission of complete application, enclosures, fees including LOI)
  • No processing fee is required for this procedure, however an earnest money deposit of INR 2.00 lacs will need to be deposited (INR 200/ kw) which is refundable after singing of the PPA.

Clearances and other charges for Net Metering in Haryana:

  • Electricity taxes, cess, electricity duty, wheeling charges, cross subsidy charges, transmission and distribution charges: totally waived off for both Ground Mounted and Rooftop Solar Projects.
  • Exemption from External Development Charges, Scrutiny Fee and Infrastructure Development Charges for the time during which the solar power plant is operational. This brings some clarity to those involved in Civil and Construction of newer projects and will now help them incorporate Solar as a part of the project, easily.
  • No clearance required from Haryana Pollution Control Board. This helps in accelerating the pace at which projects are executed.

Slowly and steadily, there is more and more clarity that’s coming with each Policy release. The government is actively working on making a framework. It is now on us to make use of this to the fullest potential. With new incentives being released, some older incentives are also getting withdrawn such as reduction of Accelerated Depreciation (refer). Why then wait another year to go solar? Click here and get a free proposal! Sunkalp Energy can now also assist you in your Net-Metering application in South Delhi and Haryana. Very soon, we will also have this feature on the App. Mail on to get in touch.

Tanya Batra

Tanya keeps a close track of policy updates in the field of Rooftop Solar in India and likes to write blogs on its application for the end customer

16 thoughts on “Haryana Solar Policy 2016: A brief analysis

  1. Has sunkalp installed any NET metered solar project in residential area in Haryana ranging between 1-5kw ? Is there any subsidy on small scale solar projects in Haryana?

    1. Dear Kanishk,

      Thanks for writing in. Yes, we have installed a residential net-metered plant Gurgaon. Yes, for domestic plants, subsidy of 30% is available.


  2. how much money we have to pay to install 2 kw solar rooftop net metering system in panipat haryana

    How much loan facility is available ?

    Whom to contact for best guidance in panipat haryana

    thanks in advance

    1. Thanks for writing in Mohit. A 2 kW system would cost you close to 2 lakhs. Loan for Solar is encompassed within ‘Household Loans’ now. You may contact us for guidance, however, we take on projects that are a minimum of 3 kW.


  3. Has Haryana Govt granted any further susidies for solar projects after India recieved the 1Bn $ aid from world bank.

  4. Hi Tanya
    How much capacity and cost do I require for running 1 AC + 2 Fans + 3 Lights + 1 Fridge and how much extra capacity to add for 1 more AC . Also how to go ahead of installing same in Hisar . You can revert on my mail id also , it’s

  5. Hi,
    We want to understand the economic viability of installation of roof top solar electricity system on our commercial establishment in Kundli Haryana along with the rules and price of Net metering system. We have space of around 22k sq ft roof.

  6. I am running small hospital and my residence is also in same building .I have 2 meter . One for residence with sanctioned load of 20 kv and other meter for hospital with sanctioned load of 40 kv . I want to install solar generator of 15 kv capacity and want to avail subsidy also . Some vender told me I can not avail subsidy if i install solor power in the name of hospital because of commercial use . But repeated advertisement in media newspaper it is clearly mentioned subsidy for pvt school and hospital is 30 percent .Please clarify

  7. How much area required for installation of 4 kw plant. Kindly inform cost of installation and guarantee if any.

    1. Dear Virendar,
      Approximately 400 sq ft is required for installation. Someone will get in touch with you regarding costing.
      Team Sunkalp

    2. Dear Virender,

      It may cost you Approx ₹ 2.80 Lakhs (@ ₹ 70,000 per kW) with out 30% subsidy. If you negotiate your price with the vendor, you can even get better price.

      Total Cost : 4 kW * ₹ 70,000 = ₹ 2,80,000/-
      MNRE (GOI) subsidy routed through HAREDA 30% of the Project cost : ₹ 84,000
      Net Price: ₹ 1,96,000/-
      (These are approx prices based on the current trends. The actual prices need to be negotiated with the vendor. These days the trend is that vendors (also known as MNRE Channel Partner) takes net price from the customers and installs the solar PV rooftop system. The customer authorises the vendor to receive the 30% subsidy from HAREDA)

      On an average 4 kW solar roof top plant in Gurugram area produces around 18 units per day (4.5 units per day per kW x 4 kW).
      Thus monthly it produces 540 units of solar energy

      P R Reddy
      National Institute of Solar Energy
      Gwal Pahari, Gurugram – 122 003, Haryana

  8. Hello,

    Is anyone told me that can a holding company take benefit of accelerated depreciation from its subsidiary company ? That is doing the work for solar plant establishment.


  9. Dear Sir
    We want to install solar power plant 10 mw for industrial project and also to sale power to grid.
    how much rate we can get from haryana govt per unit sale on power to their grid.

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