Residential Solar Rooftop Scheme Launched by Chief Minister of State of Uttarakhand


The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in India on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, have signed an agreement for the Indo-German Solar Partnership Project (IGSEP). The objective of this project is to support the installation of the solar rooftop PV systems in the State of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Daman & Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli. 

IGSEP is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Under this project, GIZ has developed a state unified portal ( for processing solar rooftop applications in the state of Uttarakhand in partnership with the Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL). The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat launched the Solar Rooftop Portal - Uttarakhand on 22  January in a launch event organised at the Chief Minister’s residence. The grid-connected solar rooftop scheme for residential rooftops was also launched with this program. Under this scheme, MNRE will provide subsidies for the following category of applications:

Type of Sector Capacity Subsidy


Up to 3kW 40%
Above 3kW up to 10 kW 40% up to 3 kW

Plus 20% for system above 3 kW up to 10 kW

Hon’ble Chief Minister in his speech invited UPCL consumers to actively participate in the grid-connected solar rooftop scheme and utilise their roofs for the same. Hon’ble Chief Minister also thanked MNRE and GIZ for providing the technical support to UPCL.

Under the India Solar Market Aggregation for Rooftop (ISMART) project, GIZ via IGSEP also supports UPCL with demand aggregation for solar rooftops in Uttarakhand.

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