/Govt Policies

August 2018

May 2018

New Solar Rooftop Policy for 2018-19

By | 2018-05-23T10:59:24+00:00 May 21st, 2018|

Finally, after a wait of more than one and half months, Solar Rooftop Policy is out in Karnataka State. Before we go through the total content about the policy, let's go through the important points in the new policy: The generic tariff, for grid-connected solar rooftop power projects, is at Rs.3.56 [Three Rupees fifty-six [...]

New BESCOM tariffs 2018-19 & its impact

By | 2018-05-15T15:20:11+00:00 May 15th, 2018|

With the delay on an on due to Karnataka State Assembly elections for the new electricity tariff of BESCOM is now out finally.! Here are new BESCOM (Bengaluru Electricity Supply COMpany) charges for different categories,  Approved tariff for Domestic Consumers Category (LT2 (a)):  Applicable to areas under Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Municipal corporations & [...]

February 2018

How to read a 3 Phase Bi-Directional Meter?

By | 2018-02-18T06:53:38+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

How to read a bidirectional 3Ø meter? Bi-directional meters are used to calculate both export and import of the energy. It is majorly used to calculate when there is an alternative source of energy like solar, wind, biomass etc is installed along with the main grid supply. In households, meters could be either [...]

November 2017

Requirements from Apartments for Solar Rooftop

By | 2018-09-08T11:59:23+00:00 November 24th, 2017|

Apartment communities are one of the best-suited places for roof-top solar installations for two reasons: The availability of shadow-free area is quite high. The consumptions of apartment common area loads are also high. Because of the above two reasons and the increasing tariff from the ESCOM(Electricity Supply Company)s year on year, the solar for apartments [...]

October 2017

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

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:52+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 | 2018-02-18T06:52:05+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 | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+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 | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+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 [...]