With a view to scale up the present solar power generation in the State of Gujarat, the State Government plans to launch its much-awaited project of grid-connected rooftop solar power units, wherein residential property owners will be encouraged to install this new system.
The solar rooftop project was initiated by the Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA), which is the state nodal agency to promote renewable energy.
In the current fiscal, GEDA has set a target of generating 50MW of electricity by installing such rooftop solar photovoltic (SPV) units across the State.
According to GEDA Director J T Akhani, the rooftop solar project is for residential consumers only. “There are several residents who have already installed solar power generation units on their rooftops. However, they are off-grid, as they are not connected with the electricity meter. This project is for those residential property owners who wish to connect their power units with the electricity grid,” said Akhani.
According to him, the project of installing rooftop solar units would kick start once the identification of residential consumers as well as channel partners gets completed in the next couple of months.
Till now, more than 150 residential property owners have already submitted their applications to GEDA for the installation of such solar units on their rooftops, he said.