Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released the eligibility criteria to avail Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for grid connected small scale rooftop projects without net-metering facility and smaller power projects. According to the Ministry, the grid-interactive rooftop system can work on net metering basis, where the beneficiary pays to the utility on net meter reading basis only. Alternatively, two meters can also be installed to measure the export and import of power separately. The mechanism based on gross metering at a mutually agreed tariff can also be adopted. Many such rooftop projects can be installed at the roofs of residential and commercial complexes, housing societies, community centers, etc.
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12 December 2017