Indian state of Gujarat to issue net-metering policy
Post date: 28/01/2014
The government of the Indian state of Gujarat will introduce a net-metering scheme for PV installations in 2 to 3 weeks, according to local newspaper the Financial Express. By introducing the scheme, the government aims to encourage the deployment of residential rooftop PV systems across the state. In late September, the local government said it intended to issue several requests for proposals to allocate 60 MW of PV capacity in the frame of a residential program aimed at installing 30,000 PV systems in the state over the next 3 years.
In the first half of 2012, India's Gujarat Power Corp. Ltd. (GPCL) selected developers to install rooftop PV systems with a combined capacity of 25 MW in the cities of Bhavnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara. Gujarat, which has the most installed PV capacity of any Indian state, had over 856 MW of installed solar capacity at the end of March 2013.