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Ques. What is a Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) System?
Ans. A SPV system consists of a Photovoltaic Array mounted on a Stand, Batteries, CCU, and other required equipments depending upon the size and requirement of power and current.


Ques. How does it work?
Ans. The Photovoltaic Array converts the solar energy into electricity, which is used for running the electrical equipments. The electricity produced either stored in the Battery bank or directly used for running the electrical equipment.
 
Ques. What does it save you?
Ans.  

  • It operates on the freely available solar energy. Thus saves expenditure on diesel & electricity.

  • No fear of power cuts or scarcity of diesel.

  • It is trouble free, pollution free, has a long life and is reliable.

  • Unlike a diesel pump set, it does not produce noise.

  • It is easy to handle and operate.

  • The cost of operation and maintenance is negligible.

 

Ques. What is the Technology used in SPV Systems?
Ans.  Solar cell is a primary device for Solar Photovoltaic systems since it converts solar radiation into electricity. Solar PV cells are made by fine sheets of silicon wafers, cutted in the required shape. The technology is mainly based on Monocrystalline silicon or polycrystalline technology. Number of such SPV cells are coupled in series and (or) parallel connection to design a SPV Module of required Power. These modules can be further coupled to form SPV array, to get desired power output to run the electrical appliances such as solar home systems, street lighting systems, small capacity SPV power plants, solar generators, building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems and solar lanterns. The Photovoltaic Array converts the solar energy into electricity, which is used for running any electrical appliances or can stored in a battery.  The system components of SPV Water Pumping System are:

  • PV Array

  • Battery Bank

  • Interface Electronics

  • Connecting Cables & Switches

  • Support Structure & Tracking System

  • Charge Controller Unit.

  • Electrical loads, such as, fans, lights, TV, etc.

 

Ques. Who are eligible to own a Solar Photovoltaic System under the Scheme?
Answer: An individual, non-governmental organization, cooperative society, corporate body, institution and Govt. Dept. etc.


 

Ques. What are the various SPV Systems eligible under the MNES Programme?
Ans.

  • Solar Lantern.

  • Solar Home System.

  • Street Lighting System.

  • Small Capacity SPV Power plants.

  • Solar Generators.

  • Building integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Systems.

 

Ques. What are the financing norms under interest subsidy schemes?
Ans.

S. No. Feature Implementation through JREDA
1.

Eligible categories of Beneficiaries

All categories of users including intermediaries and commercial organizations

2.

Rate of Interest

7% (commercial borrowers who can claim depreciation benefits) 5% (individuals and other organizations)
Financial intermediaries who borrow funds from JREDA for on - lending at 5% or 7% rate of interest will be charged an interest rate of 2.5% or 4.5% respectively by JREDA. Such intermediaries will not be able to claim depreciation benefit and the on-lending arrangement will not be treated as a lease arrangement.

3. Loan period

3 Yrs

4. Moratorium

1 Year

5. Amount of loan

80% of the cost of the project

6. Upper Limits for a loan

No Limit

7. Service Charges

1% of the loan disbursed

8. System Covered

All types of SPV Systems except solar pumps. Loans will not be provided at subsidized rates for systems that are available with capital subsidy. With the exception of solar generators for which both subsidies and soft loans will be available.

9.

Eligible Suppliers

Only those SPV systems and power plants, which confirm to the MNES specifications & guidelines for 2001 - 02 or 2002 - 03 programmes and have obtained test certificates form SEC / Other Authorized Test Centers will be eligible for supply and other benefits under this scheme .

 

Ques. What are the eligible models under interest subsidy scheme?
Ans. For Solar Lantern>>
 

S. No. Model Lamps Battery Capacity At C/20 Rate PV Module Rating
1. MODAL I-A CFL 5W 12V, 7AH 8 to 9.9 Wp
2. MODAL I-B CFL 5W 12V, 7AH 10 to 11.9 Wp
3. MODAL II-A CFL 7W 12V, 7AH 10 to 11.9 Wp
4. MODAL II-B CFL 7W 12V, 7AH 12 to 14 Wp
5.  MODAL III-A CFL 5W    6V, 14AH 8 to 9.9 Wp
6.  MODAL III-B CFL 5W   6V, 14AH 10 to 11.9 Wp
7.  MODAL IV-A CFL 7W 6V, 7AH 10 to 11.9 Wp
8.  MODAL IV-B CFL 7W 6V, 7AH 12 to 14 Wp

For Solar Home Systems>>
 

Model Component Specifications Average Hours of Operation / Day

1.

PV Module 1x18 Wp under STC 1 Light, 3 - 4 Hrs.
Lamp 1xCFL (9W/11W)
Battery 1x12V, 20AH. Tubular Plate.
Other Components

Control electronics. Module mounting hardware. Battery box. Inter connecting wires. Swiches. Operation, instruction and maintenance manual.

2.

PV Module 1x37 Wp under STC 1 Light - 1 - 2 Hrs., 1 Fan - 1-2 Hrs.
Lamp 1xCFL (9W/11W)
Battery 1x12V, 20AH. Tubular Plate.
Other Components

Control electronics. Module mounting hardware. Battery box. Inter connecting wires. Swiches. Operation, instruction and maintenance manual.

3.

PV Module 1x37 Wp under STC 1 Light - 1 - 2 Hrs., 1 Fan - 1-2 Hrs.
Lamp 1xCFL (9W/11W)
Fan 1xDC Fan (with wattage less than 20W)
Battery 1x12V, 40AH. Tubular Plate.
Other Components

Control electronics. Module mounting hardware. Battery box. Inter connecting wires. Swiches. Operation, instruction and maintenance manual.

4.

PV Module 2x37 Wp or 1x74 Wp under STC 2 Light - 2 - 3 Hrs., 1 Fan - 2-3 Hrs.
Lamp 2xCFL (9W/11W)
Fan 1xDC Fan (with wattage less than 20W)
Battery 1x12V, 75AH. Tubular Plate.
Other Components

Control electronics. Module mounting hardware. Battery box.Inter connecting wires. Swiches. Operation, instruction and maintenance manual.

5.

PV Module 2x37 Wp or 1x74 Wp under STC 4 Lights - 3-4 Hrs.
Lamp 4xCFL (9W/11W)
Battery 1x12V, 75AH. Tubular Plate.
Other Components

Control electronics. Module mounting hardware. Battery box. Inter connecting wires. Switches. Operation, instruction and maintenance manual.

Notes : All models will have a socket to provide power for 12V DC TV set, which is purchased separately. Small white LED may be provided as an optional feature, with an independent switch.

For Street Lighting Systems:

Model

Component

Specification


1.

Duty Cycle System should be designed to automatically switch ON at dusk, operate throughout night and automatically switch OFF at down.
PV Module 1x75 Wp or 2x37 Wp. Vop 16.4 V, Voc 21 V.
Lamp 11 W CFL, either 4 - Pin or 2 - Pin Type with light output of 900 +/- 5% lumens.
Battery 12V, 75AH. Tubular Plate.
Other Components Control electronics. Module mounting hardware. Battery box. Inter connecting wires. Switches. Operation, instruction and maintenance manual.

For Solar Generators:

Model

PV Capacity

Estimated Cost 

Model-І 150 Wp Rs. 45,000/-
Model-ІІ 300 Wp Rs. 90,000/-
Model-ІІ 450 Wp Rs. 1,35,000/-
Model-ІV 600 Wp Rs. 1,80,000/-

Notes: Subsidy of 40% with an upper limit of Rs. 40,000/- will be provided on each generator.
User will also be eligible for loans on the balance cost of the solar generators.
Subsidy will be released directly by MNES to the Manufactures.
Subsidy will be released directly by MNES to the Manufactures.

 

Ques. What is the pattern of central financial assistance?
Ans.

S. No.

SPV Systems Central Subsidy Service Charge(Rs)

a)

Solar Home Systems 50% of ex.
Works
Cost. Subject to
maximum
of
North-eastern
Region
90% of ex. Works
subject to a
Max. of
 
  18W Module, 1 light
1.
(1x18Wp PV module under STC,
2.1x CFL ( 9w/11w),
3.Battery: 1x12V , 20AH Tubular Late 4.Low maintenance type lead Acid Battery
5.Control electronics, module mounting Hardware, battery box, inter-connecting
6. Wires/cables,switches,
7.operation,instruction And maintenance manual)
3000 5000 200
  37W module , 2 lights
 1x37Wp PV module under STC,
2x CFL ( 9w/11w),
Battery: 1x12V ,40AHTubular Plate Low
maintenance type lead Acid Battery
Control electronics,module mounting
hardware,battery box,inter-connecting
Wires/cables, switches,operation,
instruction And maintenance manual)  
5500 10,000 200
 

74W Module, 2 lights, 1 fan
 (2x37Wp PV module under STC,
2x CFL ( 9w/11w),
1Xdc fan (with wattage less than20 W)
Battery: 1x12V,75 AH Tubular Plate Low
maintenance type lead Acid Battery
Control electronics, module mounting
hardware, battery box, inter-connecting
Wires/cables, switches, operation,
instruction And maintenance manual)

10,000 18,000 200
  74W Module, 4 lights
(2x37Wp PV module under STC,
4x CFL ( 9w/11w),
Battery: 1x12V,75 AH Tubular Plate Low
maintenance type lead Acid Battery
Control electronics, module mounting
Hardware, battery box, inter-connecting
Wires/cables, switches, operation,
instruction And maintenance manual)
10,000 18,000 200
b) Street Lighting System 11,000 20,000 -Nil-
c) Power plants & other community systems 1,80,000 PV array
capacity
3,50,000/KWp
of PV array capacity
10,000/-
(power plants)
d) Solar Generators 40% with an
upper limit of
Rs.40.000/
per generator
   
150 Wp PV Cap. 18,000 Approx
300 Wp PV Cap 36,000 Approx
450 Wp PV Cap 40,000 Approx
600 Wp PV Cap 40,000 Approx

 

Ques. What is the eligible categories of Beneficiaries?
Answer:

SPV Systems

Eligible Categories of Beneficiaries

Solar Home Systems All Categories of individual beneficiaries & non profit Institutions /Organizations. No individual would be given more than one system.
Street Lighting Systems All categories of non commercial institutions / organisations,State Nodal Agency, Electricity Boards, Panchayats, Zilla Parishads and DRDA's.
SPV Power Plants / Others Systems All categories of non-commercial institutions / organizations,State Nodal Agency, Electricity Boards, Panchayats, Zilla Parishads and
DRDA's.

 

Ques. Is there any loan available?
Ans. Yes, soft loans are available at an interest rate of 5% (individuals and other organizations) per annum and 7% (commercial borrowers who can claim depreciation benefits) and also Financial intermediaries who borrow funds from JREDA for on - lending at 5% or 7% rate of interest will be charged an interest rate of 2.5% or 4.5% respectively by JREDA. Such intermediaries will not be able to claim depreciation benefit and the on-lending arrangement will not be treated as a lease arrangement, through Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (JREDA). The minimum amount of soft loan will be Rs. 5 Lakhs for Direct User and Rs.10 Lakhs for Intermediaries. The principal with the interest is repayable in 6 years (including one year moratorium) starting at the end of first year of sanction of the loan.

 

Ques. What is the performance guarantee for the system?
Ans.
The manufacturers must provide a warranty for a minimum period of 2 years for the complete SPV system (including the battery) and a minimum 10 years for PV modules from the date of supply. Annual maintenance Contract (AMC) for the SPV Systems should be for a period of 5 years including the warranty period.

 

Ques. What is the minimum loan eligibility from JREDA?
Ans. Minimum loan for a project should be of Rs.5 lakhs for Direct User and Rs.10 lakhs for Intermediaries.

 

Ques. Who are the manufacturers and suppliers of SPV water pumping systems?
Ans.

S. No.

Addresses

1) M/s. Photon Energy Systems
1/482, Avanashi Road,
Neelambur, Coimbatore - 641 014
Phone: 0422 - 2627545, 2627003
Fax: 0422 - 2628504
2) M/s. Udhaya Semiconductors Ltd.
Plot No. 775 - K, Road No. 45,
Jublee Hills, Hyderabad - 560 033
Phone: 040 - 23231685, 23231545
Fax: 040 - 23546152, 23544839
3) M/s. Central Electronics Ltd.
4, Industrial Area,
Sahibabad - 201010, Uttar Pradesh
Phone: 0120 - 2895166, 2895165
Fax: 0120 - 2895147, 2895148
4) M/s. Surya Jyothi Devices Pvt. Ltd.
E-3, Lajpat nagar - II
New Delhi - 110 024
Ph : 91-11-29814822, 29814129.
Fax : 91-11-29819444
5) M/s Tata BP Solar India Ltd.
Plot No. 78, Electronic City
Hosur Road, Bangalore - 561 229
Ph : 080-8520082/3, 8520973/4
Fax : 080-8520972/116 and
M/s Tata BP Solar India Ltd.
70-73 UGF, World Trade Centre
Barakhamba Lane, New Delhi - 110 001
Ph : 011-23411537, 23411538
Fax : 011-23411539
6) M/s. Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd.
2, Kanakpura Industrial Area
Sirsi Road, Jaipur 302 012 Rajasthan
Ph: 0141-352271, 354362, 63
Fax : 0141-351926, 352841, 358808
7) M/s. Titan Consultants & Services Ltd.
16, Aruna Enclave, Trimulgherry
Secunderabad - 500 015
Andhra Pradesh
Ph : 040-7742085
Fax: 040-7795629
8) M/s Premier Solar Systems (P) Ltd.
41 S V Co-op Indl. Estate,
Balanagar, Hyderabad - 500 037
Ph: 040 - 23777521, 23777522
Fax : 040 - 3771879
9)

M/s. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.
P. B. No. 2626, Mysore Road,
Bangalore - 560 026
Ph: 080 - 6744283
Fax: 080 - 6740137

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