The State Govt. of Haryana has approved the Solar Energy Policy 2014 on Sep 4th 2014. The policy mandates of giving huge benefits in terms of subsidies and incentives to the solar power generators. The policy has been brought in order to fuel up the solar sector in the state, which only contributes a total of 8 MW of Solar power.

A summary of the policy is given in the table below:

The targeted Areas in the policy are given in the table below:

The policy also talks about providing financial assistance to the beneficiaries, which shall be generated by levying and collecting solar cess on all categories of consumers of DISCOMs except agriculture consumers. Solar cess up to 2 paisa per unit shall be levied. The Policy has given huge subsidies for the off-grid solar applications, which seems to be a good initiative.

In addition to the policy, Hon’ble HAREDA had issued an order on 3rd September, mandating all categories of consumers/areas, to install or consume solar power as mentioned in the table below:

It will lay down detailed procedures for the enforcement of the same, at a later date.

The order can be accessed here.

 The policy can be accessed here.

Contributed by Dheeraj Babariya