Capital Grants for Off-Grid and Decentralized Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) Technologies for Community Cooking, Process Heat and Space Heating & Cooling Applications - Extension

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 17 July 2018

On 26th February 2018 the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India (MNRE) issued Order extending capital grants support for Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) until 2020. 

The subsidy is available for a variety of concentrating solar thermal applications, such as community cooking, solar process heat and solar cooling. In the financial year 2018 to 2019, the subsidy amount is set at 30 % of the benchmark or actual investment cost, whichever is lower. In the last year of the programme, it will be reduced to 20 %. In the special category states, project developers will receive between 60% and 40 % of the capital costs.

Programme budget is set for INR 70 million from the MNRE. Applications must be submitted via the country’s State Nodal Agencies. 

Ficial year

CST m2 targets

2017–2018

20,000

2018–2019

30,000

2019–2020

40,000

Total

90,000

Benchmark cost for each collector type 

Collector type

Benchmark cost (INR/m²)

Benchmark cost (EUR/m²)

Concentrator with manual tracking (mostly, community cooking)

7,000

87

Compound parabolic for direct heating and drying, Compound Parabolic Concentrators (CPC)

12,000

150

Single-axis tracking including Scheffler dishes

15,000

187

Single-axis tracking, solar grade mirror reflectors, evacuated tube collectors

18,000

225

Double-axis tracking

20,000

250

 

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