How It Works

Central Financial Assistance upto Rs 22,500/kWp available to customers:

There is never really a bad time first of all something that will have long long-term beneficial effect, as solar would, on our arriving years. Having said that, would it not be amazing if there is even more incentive for you to take the jump and go solar? Thanks to the 500MW roof soft by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a Govt of India body, you can generate at least 30% subsidy on the solar PV program. The subsidy though, is available only to those who qualify. The issue of who can acquire the SECI subsidy together with several other factors and factors that you need to know about the subsidy are responded to below:

Who is Eligible to get CFA (Subsidy)

S No Category of Consumer Coverage of Buildings
1 Residential All types of residential buildings
2 Institutional Schools, health companies including medical colleges & medical centers, colleges and universities, schools, etc.
3 Social sector Community facilities, welfare homes, old age houses, orphanages, typical service facilities, common classes for artisans, facilities for use of group, Trusts/ NGOs/Voluntary organizations/ Training companies, any other establishments for typical public use, etc.

While 30% subsidy is for most of the common states and Union Territories, there is a greater, 70% subsidy that is available for declares and UTs that drop in the unique classification. For example the Northern Eastern States, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar islands.

Applicable Subsidy

Category Gen category States/UTs Special Category i.e. NE, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, HP, J&K, Lakshadweep, A&N Islands
PART-A(25 – 500kWp) CAPEX 30% of L1 quoted project cost of State or Rs 22.5/Wp, whichever is lower 70% of L1 quoted project cost of State or Rs 52.5/Wp, whichever is lower
PART-B (25 – 500kWp) RESCO 30% of benchmark cost i.e. Rs 22.5/Wp 70% of benchmark cost i.e. Rs 52.5/Wp
PART-C (Upto 25 kWp) CAPEX 30% of L1 quoted project cost of State or Rs 22.5/Wp, whichever is lower 70% of L1 quoted project cost of State or Rs 52.5/Wp, whichever is lower

You must have noticed from the table above that there are three categories to the tender, in the form of Part A, B and C. The parts here, determine the size of the project and ownership type (whether CAPEX or RESCO) and therefore the subsidy that you can avail. We explain the size of the projects below:

Size Of the project

Upto 25 kWp – PART C (One project may comprise of several rooftop units)
25 kWp ~ 500 kWp – PART A and PART B

SECI has also issued some guidelines when it comes to the connectivity of the plants based on their capacity. The connectivity guidelines are:


The maximum capacity for interconnection with the grid at a specific voltage level shall be as specified in the Distribution Code/Supply Code of the State and amended from time to time. Following criteria have been suggested for selection of voltage level in the distribution system.

Plant Capacity Connecting Voltage
Up to 10 kW 240V-single phase or 415V-three phase at the option of the consumer Above
10kW and up to 100 kW 415V,Three Phase
Above 100kW At HT/EHT level (11kV/33kV/66kV) as per DISCOM Rule

The maximum permissible capacity for rooftop shall be 1 MW for a single net metering point.

The installers and developers who are participating in the tender will be expected to complete the following responsibilities:

Scope Of Work for the Solar Installer/ Developer :

The Scope of work includes:

  • Recognition of buildings/leasing roof of structures for Two-and-a-half decades. Acquiring an NOC from the DISCOM for lines connection.
  • Finish design, technological innovation, produce, supply, storage space, civil work, construction, examining and commissioning of the lines linked roof solar PV venture.
  • O&M of the purpose of an interval of 5 decades for PART-A & Aspect C and O&M of the purpose of an interval of Two-and-a-half decades for PART B after commissioning of the tasks as per SECI’s approval.


If you decide to go Solar under the SECI subsidy via Cosmic Glow Solar, we guarantees the following Guarantees and Assures are taken care of by the Solar Installer/ Developer:

Warranties And Guarantees

  • The goods provided under this contract are new, unused, of the most latest or most advanced technology and integrate all latest developments in style and elements.
  • Assurance protecting the rectification of any and all problems in the style of equipment, elements and craftsmanship such as spares for a period of 5 years from the date of commissioning for PART-A/PART-C tasks and for 25 years for PART-B tasks.
  • The solar company shall transfer all the Warranties / Guarantees of the different elements to the Proprietor of the venture.
  • Down to operation of Guarantee and Warranties conditions and Claims/ Settlement of issues coming up out of said conditions shall be joint liability of the solar installer/ designer and the person who owns the venture.

Plant Performance Evaluation

  • The solar organization shall be required to meet lowest guaranteed generation with Performance Rate (PR) during commissioning and related Capacity Utilization Factor (CUF) as per the GHI levels of the location during the O&M period.
  • PR should be shown lowest of 75% during inspection for initial commissioning approval to qualify for launch of 30% subsidy.
  • Minimum CUF of 15% to be managed for 5 years is one of the circumstances for launch of PBG. The solar organization should send the regular plant outcome details to SECI to ensure the CUF. The PR will be calculated at Inverter outcome level during peak radiation circumstances.

Subsidy Disbursement by SECI

  • For Common classification states, the 20% subsidy shall be paid after effective Commissioning and approval of venture and stability 10% subsidy after completing first season of effective O&M.
  • For special classification states the 46% subsidy shall be paid after effective Commissioning and approval of venture and stability 24% subsidy after completing first year of effective O&M.

Definitions as per SECI

  • CAPEX Model shall mean, the bidder integrator goes into an Contract with the top proprietor at the estimated venture cost as per RFS for the Opportunity of work not restricted to that indicated in the RFS as per mutually decided circumstances and conditions. This model also allows energy sale at a cost as per SECI Soft Document
  • RESCO model shall mean where the bidders plan to take a rooftop belonging to some other enterprise on mutually decided circumstances and conditions such as rental agreement from the top top owner(s) and goes into the PPA with ceiling proprietor / DISCOM / others for supply of Solar power for 25 years at a cost as per SECI Soft Papers from the date of Commissioning of venture
  • Rooftop Solar PV under the SECI tender shall mean solar PV array/system set up on the flat /inclined ceiling of the building / raised system on metal or tangible framework lowest 10 feet above walk out / Floor set up program.