How to Apply for Free Electricity under PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana!

This year, the Government of India introduced several ambitious initiatives, including the ‘PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana’ or ‘Rooftop Solar Yojana.’ Under the scheme, solar panels will be installed in houses to supply power to households and generate additional money for excess electricity output.

Subsidies will be transferred directly to the people’s bank accounts, and a low-interest bank loan will be given to ensure that the beneficiary is not burdened financially. The subsidy will cover up to 40% of the solar panel installation cost.

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Objectives of Rooftop Solar Yojana

This scheme helps beneficiaries, mainly poor and middle-class households, save up to Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 18,000 crores annually by generating free solar electricity and selling surplus power to electricity distribution companies. The aim is to install at least one crore solar panels at home throughout the country.

Eligibility Criteria for Rooftop Solar Scheme

  1. Applicants must be residents of India.
  2. Applicants should own their residence and have a roof suitable for solar panel installation.
  3. A valid electricity connection is required to qualify.
  4. Applicants should not have received any other subsidy for solar panels.

How to Apply for Rooftop Solar Scheme (PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana)

Follow these steps to apply for the PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana and enjoy free solar power for your home:

  1. Visit the Official Website: Go to the PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana website.
  2. Start Your Application: Click on the ‘Apply for Rooftop Solar’ button on the left side of the homepage.
  3. Provide Your Details:
    • Select your state and district.
    • Choose your electricity distribution company.
    • Enter your customer account number.
    • Click ‘Next’.
  4. Register:
    • Enter your mobile number and email.
    • Follow the instructions to complete the registration.
  5. Log In: Log in with your customer account and mobile number.
  6. Submit Your Application: Fill out the form to apply for the ‘Rooftop Solar’.
  7. Feasibility Approval:
    • Wait for approval from your electricity distribution company (DISCOM).
    • Once approved, install the solar plant through a registered vendor.
    • Find a registered vendor near you by entering your state on the vendor search page.
  8. Install and Report:
    • Install the solar plant.
    • Submit the plant details and apply for a net meter after installation.
  9. Final Inspection:
    • DISCOM will inspect and generate a commissioning certificate.
  10. Receive Subsidy:
    • Log into the PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana portal.
    • Submit your bank account details and a cancelled cheque.
    • Receive the subsidy in your bank account within 30 days.

You can contact the Rooftop Solar Scheme toll-free helpline at 15555 for any inquiries.

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