Solar Rooftop Scheme: Get free electricity for 20 years from solar panels, Here’s how to apply

Fuel prices are increasing continuously and the common man is facing the brunt of inflation. With the increase in the consumption of electricity, the prices are also increasing. In such a situation, you can install solar panels on your roof and get free electricity. The government is also helping to install solar panels.

It is worth noting that the Solar Rooftop Subsidy Scheme is being run by the Government of India to promote solar rooftops in the country. With the Solar Rooftop Scheme, the central government encourages the use of renewable energy in the country. For this, the central government gives subsidies to the consumers for installing solar rooftops.

By installing a solar rooftop on the roof of your home, you can reduce the cost of electricity by 30 to 50 percent. The solar rooftop will provide electricity for 25 years and in this solar rooftop subsidy scheme, the expenses will be paid in 5-6 years. After this, you will get the benefit of free electricity from solar for the next 19-20 years.

Installing solar panels does not require much space. One kilowatt of solar power requires 10 square meters of space. 40 percent subsidy is given by the central government on solar rooftop plants up to 3 kV and 20 percent after three kV up to 10 kV. For Solar Rooftop Subsidy Scheme, you can contact the nearest office of the electricity distribution company. For more details, you can visit

Apart from reducing pollution, solar panels also help in saving money. By installing solar panels in group housing, the cost of electricity can be reduced by 30 percent to 50 percent. Under the Solar Rooftop Subsidy Scheme, the central government is giving a subsidy of 20 percent for setting up solar rooftop plants up to 500 kV.

How to apply online for this scheme:

Go to the official website

Now click on ‘Apply for Solar Roofing’ on the home page.

  • Select your state on the next page.

Now you will see the Solar Roof application on your screen.

Fill in all the details and click on submit.

You can get information for Solar Rooftop Subsidy Scheme on toll-free number-1800-180-3333. Apart from this the state-wise list of empaneled certification agencies for Solar Rooftop Installation can also be accessed on the official website. It is noteworthy that the Solar Rooftop Subsidy Scheme is being run by the Ministry of Renewable and Renewable Energy, Government of India.