|HOW SOLAR POWER WORKS|
|A.||Sunrays are absorbed by the solar panels and converted into DC current|
|B.||DC Current is fed to the Inverter which converts it into AC Current|
|C.||Electricity from Inverter and grid are fed to the Load through distribution panel|
|D.||Only the electricity requirement not met by the Solar Project is imported from the grid|
|The Electricity Act 2003 (EA 2003), which, among other things, provides for regulatory interventions for promotion of renewable energy (RE) sources through:|
|A.||Determination of tariff|
|B.||Specifying renewable purchase obligation (RPO)|
|C.||Facilitating grid connectivity|
|D.||Promotion of development of market|
The National Tariff Policy (NTP) 2006 requires the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) to fix a minimum percentage of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO).
The policy was amended in January 2011 to prescribe solar-specific RPO be increased from a minimum of 0.25 per cent in 2012 to 3 per cent by 2022. Further, the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) suggests increasing the share of renewable energy in the total energy mix at-least up to 15 percent by 2020.
CERC-RE Tariff Order for FY 2013-14 dated February 28, 2013