February 2024

Solar rooftop subsidy scheme from Central Govt for residential consumers

By |2024-02-01T13:05:31+05:30February 1st, 2024|

About the Solar subsidy scheme - The Central Govt. has launched the Rooftop Solar Subsidy Programme through which residential customers (Individual homeowners & Apartments) can install solar rooftop system on their premises and avail the subsidy (or Central Financial Assistance - CFA) directly from the Central Government. To facilitate this scheme, Ministry of New & [...]

July 2023

BESCOM SRTPV Policy for FY-23/24

By |2023-07-07T10:29:49+05:30July 6th, 2023|

BESCOM SRTPV Policy for FY-23/24 BESCOM has released the policy for Grid connected Solar Rooftop Photo Voltaic plants (SRTPV) for the fiscal year 2023-24. This policy will be effective till 31st Mar 2024. Here are the highlights: No more PPAs for Residences till 10kWp Now, when you submit your application, which includes the Power [...]

June 2021

KERC Revises Electricity bills For FY2021-22

By |2021-06-17T01:14:13+05:30June 17th, 2021|

KARNATAKA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has revised the electricity bills for the Financial Year (FY) 2021-22 across the Karnataka State with effect from April 1st 2021. The Commission has approved an average increase in tariff by 30 (thirty) paise per unit (considering increase in Fixed/ Demand and Energy charges) for [...]

April 2020

MNRE To Treat Lockdown Due To Covid-19 as Force Majeure

By |2020-04-22T12:31:51+05:30April 21st, 2020|

"With the MNRE lockdown extension, all the solar rooftop customers of Bescom in Bangalore whose projects were stalled due to Covid, could be relieved from not being able to complete the projects with the deadlines as per their Power purchase agreement. ” Ministry of New and Renewable Energy ( MNRE ) has issued a [...]

Financial Viability Check: Rooftop Solar for Apartments in Bangalore

By |2020-04-18T15:12:12+05:30April 18th, 2020|

Is it financially viable in the long run? In the financial year of 2019-20, the number of apartment associations looking at installing solar rooftop systems as part of their go-green initiatives has dramatically increased. It also helps in cost cutting opportunity for apartment communities.  This blog tries to answer a [...]

Project Management and Installation by EcoSoch Solar.

By |2020-04-09T17:44:21+05:30April 9th, 2020|

Ever wondered, How a Solar company manages and handels a project? How are they effectively able to install a power plant on your rooftop? Well like any other business solar EPC company do have many activities happening in the background. We are here to make it easy for you to understand some aspects of [...]

Confused on how to apply for a Solar Rooftop plant?

By |2020-06-02T22:34:12+05:30April 2nd, 2020|

Solar panels installed on top of an Apartment by EcoSoch Solar. Well, we are here to make it easy for you with this blog. The very first step is to apply online at DISCOM website for SRTPV.Under this comes the Application Form for Grid connected system for net metering. This will have [...]

February 2020

Case Study – Apartment makes money from Solar | Reduce BESCOM bill

By |2020-06-14T20:06:29+05:30February 8th, 2020|

On 25/08/2018, EcoSoch commissioned one of its first apartment project for Hemalatha Heights at Bangalore. As part of this case study, we would be comparing the BESCOM bill of this apartment pre & post solar installation. Details of the project are provided below: Description Specifications Capacity 35kWp Modules Waaree 335Wp - 105 modules [...]

January 2020

Case Study – Net Metering Vs Gross Metering

By |2020-06-09T20:44:30+05:30January 27th, 2020|

Case Study for a Factory Let’s say, your factory consumes 100 units every day between the peak hours of 10 AM to 11AM (1 hour period). Your solar system too produces 100 units during this same period. Assume that, based on your investment, the cost of generating 1 unit of solar energy from [...]

September 2019

Karnataka(BESCOM) Solar Rooftop Policy for 2019-20

By |2019-09-17T02:54:58+05:30September 16th, 2019|

Finally, after a long wait of more than four and half months, Solar Rooftop Policy is out in Karnataka State for the year 2019-20. Before we go through the total content about the policy, let's go through the important points in the new policy: For grid connected megawatt scale solar power projects of less [...]