The Karnataka Solar Policy 2014-2021 is an initiative the Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2014-2021 (Draft) and is an amended version of the Karnataka Solar Policy 2011-2016. The Government of Karnataka noted changes unfolding in the solar sector and achievements made by Solar forefront States and felt it necessary to set more aggressive solar power capacity addition targets to achieve a 3% contribution from solar of the total energy consumption.
- To add 2 000 MW of solar generation equivalent by 2021 in a phased manner
- To translate Karnataka into an investor friendly state
- To encourage public private participation in the sector
- To promote Solar Roof Top generation and technologies
- To encourage decentralized generation and distribution of energy where access to grid is difficult
- To promote R&D, innovation and skill development in the sector
Capacity target breakdown:
Utility scale project
Rooftop solar PV project (grid connected and off grid)
Solar projects will utilize competitive bidding, renewable energy certificates (RECs), net metering, and a number of other incentives available.