Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday announced a new Solar Power Policy, which is aimed at providing additional benefits to residential, individual and commercial developers for next 5 years.The policy announced by CM Rupani allows the consumers to lease out their roofs or premises to third party for generation and consumption of power in the same premises.
CM Rupani said, “The State Government had implemented Solar Policy in 2015 to increase the growth of solar energy sector and provide affordable electricity to the people. Considering the overwhelming response to this policy, the Government of Gujarat is now going to implement the new “Gujarat Solar Power Policy 2021” to ensure clean, environmentally friendly and sustainable energy in the state.”
He further added that Gujarat has taken various proactive measures and made rapid strides to take the development of Renewable Energy in the state to a new height. This has resulted into overall growth of renewable energy sector and made Gujarat a leader in the country.
Increase in consumption & production of solar energy in the state will bring down production cost for industries and accelerate the ‘Made in Gujarat’ brand and increase its presence in global market.