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Dr. Farooq Abdullah Calls for Expanding Roof Top Solar Power Systems in India

Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr.Farooq Abdullah inaugurated a national consultation in New Delhi today on net metering in grid solar projects. The consultation has been organized by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in association with GIZ, Germany. Senior officers of Central Ministries, Chairmen and Secretaries of State Regulatory Commissions, State Power Departments and distribution companies are participating in the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Abdullah asked the officials to prepare an action plan for introducing net metering in commercial and residential roof top solar projects, so that use of solar power can be expanded substantially in the country. He said that with solar power cost coming down from Rs. 18/- per unit in 2010 to Rs. 8/- per unit in 2012, it should be possible to allow consumers feed extra power to the grid. He called upon the regulators and distribution companies to come out with practical solution to facilitate the process.

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