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


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