/Govt Policies

October 2017

New BESCOM tariff order for in respect of Multiple/Combined Solar Rooftop Photovoltaic (SRTPV) Installations in a single premises

By | 2017-11-17T15:03:25+00:00 October 19th, 2017|

A new policy has been drafted for buildings with multiple BESCOM meters and wants to go for multiple solar PV installations. This allows for installation of multiple solar PV systems in common roof-top area. BESCOM allows options of both net and gross metering with this order depending on how the connections are to be made. [...]

How to read a Bidirectional meter?

By | 2017-11-15T16:36:23+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

My colleague always compares Solar PV Rooftop system with the human body, when he is discussing solar energy generation to a person who doesn’t have any technical background. So, it is easy to create a good impact and understanding in the listener. Here is his starting statement, “Solar panel is the heart of the [...]

August 2017

BESCOM approved vendors for Solar Bidirectional Meter

By | 2017-08-25T13:58:48+00:00 August 5th, 2017|

Bengaluru(Bangalore) Electricity Supply COMpany (BESCOM) had approved two vendors for the supply of Bi-Directional meters in BESCOM jurisdiction for solar rooftop's. Whoever is opting for Solar Rooftop with net metering scheme on their rooftops in Bengaluru and other places under BESCOM will have to buy meters from one of the following two vendors which are [...]

May 2017

BESCOM procedure to Obtain Solar Rooftop System, Bengaluru

By | 2017-08-25T18:04:39+00:00 May 29th, 2017|

Procedure to obtain BESCOM permissions to install Solar Rooftop Power Plant using Grid connection Initial documents needed to begin the procedure: One photo of the person in whose name the electricity connection is in (Name of the person in Electricity Bill). Latest electricity bill Cancelled cheque (of the account to which any amount to be [...]

Impact on Solar with GST

By | 2017-08-25T18:06:51+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

With the new GST, Solar rooftop will be impacted with an increase of overall cost by at least 5% from the existing cost. What is GST? How does it impact Solar Rooftop sector? GST means Goods and Service Tax which will be one indirect tax for the whole country. GST is a single tax, right [...]

April 2017

Impact of BESCOM tariff hike 2017-18

By | 2017-09-22T17:27:54+00:00 April 13th, 2017|

Much awaited circular for the year from KERC(Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission) is out: KERC has announced the revised electricity tariff for the ESCOM consumers in Karnataka. Not many surprises, as there is an increase in the tariff compared to the previous year. Even though the BESCOM had asked for hikes up to Rs. 1.5  per [...]

October 2016

Net metering Vs Gross Metering- Basics

By | 2017-11-17T15:41:07+00:00 October 4th, 2016|

Till recently the policy in Karnataka for some of the consumers had been Gross metering(GM) and some had Net Metering(NM). A recent circular from BESCOM has given option for some of the consumer segments- residential, hospitals and institutional the option for opting between gross and net metering. So what are the two types of metering? And [...]

Solar Rooftop Power Policy Changes in Karnataka

By | 2017-08-25T18:19:11+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|

Giving the residents of Karnataka a chance to self consume the Solar power they installed. KERC came up with few changes in their existing Solar Power policy for rooftop. The Hon’ble KERC vide order dtd: S/03/1 dtd: 19.09.2016 has issued Modification to the order 02.05.2016 in respect of determination of tariff and other norms for [...]

May 2016

New Solar rooftop policy for Karnataka (KERC – BESCOM) – 2016 – 2018

By | 2017-09-01T11:23:41+00:00 May 7th, 2016|

KARNATAKA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION No.9/2, 6th & 7th Floor, Mahalaxmi Chambers, M.G. Road, Bangalore-560 001 Present: Shri. M.K. Shankaralinge Gowda Chairman Shri. H.D. Arun Kumar Member Shri. D.B. Manival Raju Member In the matter of: Determination of tariff and other norms for Solar Rooftop and Small Photovoltaic Power Plants. ORDER S/03/1 Date: 2nd May, 2016 [...]

November 2014

Assessing Energy Needs for Solar Photo-voltaic System

By | 2017-11-18T16:29:00+00:00 November 17th, 2014|

Once you decide to go for solar installation on your rooftop, you would need to decide the type of solar rooftop PV system that you want to install. It could be off-grid roof-top or an on-grid solar rooftop PV solar system. For more details on off-grid and on-grid, please refer http://ecosoch.com/power/ For a standalone off-grid solar [...]