Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India vide its notification No. 318/38/2018-GCRT had issued a order for the approval of competent authority for issuing of the benchmark costs for Grid-connected Rooftop Solar Photo-voltaic Systems for the financial year 2021-22 as under:
For General Category States/UTs:
For Special Category States/UTs (i.e. North-Eastern States including Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands):
The above benchmark cost includes cost of Solar PV panels (with domestic cell and modules), inverter (single/3 phase wherever applicable), balance of system e.g. cable, switches/ circuit breaker/ connectors/ junction box, mounting structure, earthing, lightening arrester, and civil works, installation & commissioning, CMC for 5 years, transportation, insurance, applicable taxes, etc. The above benchmark costs are excluding of net metering cost and battery back-up costs.
The benchmark cost for year 2021-22 will be applicable for all LoAs to be issued/empanelment of vendors to be done by the state implementing agencies, under Ph-II of rooftop solar programme of MNRE, after 10 days from the date of issuance of this ~ benchmark cost notification.
Original order notification :