Department of AdditIonal Sources of Energy, Government of Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh New & Renewable Energy Development Agency

Major Programmes Under Off Grid Solar

Lohia Rural Housing Program at the Solar Power Pack

To meet basic requirements like housing for BPL families left behind in the 2002 survey by Government of India, the Uttar Pradesh Gvovernment has launched Lohia Housing Scheme.In these houses a solar power pack consist of 120 watt solar module and 120 ampere hour tubular plate capacity battery is being set up by UPNEDA.Whereby each house is being provided with 2 luminaries of 3 watts, one luminary of 5 watts, a DC ceiling fan of 25-watt and a mobile charging point for mobile charging and this will be able to operate the above equipments for up to 8 hours per day and shall have a separate back-up of 2 days.The task of comprehensive warranty for up to 5 years of Power Pack operation is done by the supplier firm. In Lohiya Awas identified during 2012-13 & 2013-14, a total of 42181 Solar Power packs in 27 Districts are being installed by UPNEDA with the unit cost of Rs.28850/-. During 2014-15 the total of UPNEDA with the unit cost of Rs.26200/-. During 2015-16, a total of Rs.57750/- Solar Power Packs in 75 districts are being installed by UPNEDA with the unit cost of Rs.24100/-


Solar Street Light: Technical Specification and Approved Rates And Firms2017-18


Solar High Mast


RO Water

The agency is implementing solar RO water plant project since last year to provide safe drinking water in state primary schools.Under this project, 1.1 kW Solar Power Plants are being set up at primary schools and 05 fans, 01 D.C. submersible pump and 01 R.O. Water plant of 50 liters per hour capacity are being operated.The estimated cost of one plant is Rs. 270,000 /-.Plant is installed with a 05-year warranty and maintenance.In the first phase of the project during 2014-15 the scheme has been implemented in the 05 districts-Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Kannauj and Etawah as a pilot project.

During 2015-16 plants will be installed 10 districts of the state namely Hamirpur, Mahoba, Chitrakoot, Banda, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Jalaun, Mirjapur, Sonbhadra and Auraiya.

During 2016-17 plants will be installed 100 solar RO Water in 10 districts has been installed apart from this 200 system also installed under Energy Conservation in 10 districts of the state


Solar Pump

Solar pump is a useful device for irrigation. It works during day time and consumes no electricity or any fuel. On a sunny day discharge output of this pump is 1.40 lac liters (Maximum). When photovoltaic modules are exposed to sun it generates D.C. Power and with this power a 2 H.P. D.C. mono block pump operates. It is a very useful device for irrigation where water table is around 6-7 meters ( 20-25 ft.)


500 to 10000 Capacity Solar Power Plant


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Minigrid Scheeme

Uttar Pradesh Government has promulgated Mini-Grid Policy Uttar Pradesh 2016 to ensure power supply in rural areas by establishing Mini-Grid power plants based on New and Renewable energy sources through the private developers.

In order to encourage private developers to set up mini -grid projects in rural / urban areas of the Uttar Pradesh, Government has notified Mini-Grid Policy 2016 and Mini-Grid Renewable Energy Generation and Supply Regulations, 2016. Uttar Pradesh Mini Grid Policy and Regulations are first of its kind in the country.

Under this policy, subsidy will be provided for the projects installed in villages identified by the Government. However Mini Grid projects can be set up in any self indentified village on without subsidy. The Power generated from Mini Grids Plants will be supplied for the domestic, commercial and industrial uses in the villages. Mini grid projects of aggregate 1.65 MW capacity in 75 villages of various districts have been installed under the policy, supplying power to 3758 households and 695 commercial establishments. The details are given below:

Considering the prospects of Solar Mini Grid in UP Villages, 15 more Power Plants of various capacity has been installed in the state.

Mini-Grid Solar Power Plants on full Goverment grants-

Under this program, a Mini-grid Solar Power Plant of 250 KW capacity was installed on Pilot basis in Village, Fakirpur and Chanduahar Dist. Kannauj in year 2014-15. The electricity generated from the minigrid plant is being supplied to 332 domestic connections, ,14 commercial connections, 11 irrigation pumps and 40 street lights in both villages. The details of mini grid solar power plants sanctioned In FY 2015-16 and 2016-17 on full government grant are as follows:-


Solar City Program

Solar City program is being implemented by the MNRE, Government of India in identified cities to reduce 10 per cent consumption of power by use of renewable energy sources with their conventional energy needs and through energy efficiency.In addition to the above other objectives of the scheme are- to empower urban local bodies to face the energy challenges in urban areas, to assess the current energy situation, to help them prepare master plan by including the future demand and action plan, capacity building for urban local bodies and to spread awareness about energy among all sections of our society and implement sustainable energy options through public-private partnerships.For the implementation of the plan, necessary actions are being taken in identified solar city's by preparing master-plan. Besides Solar City program Government of India is also implementing Green Campus Scheme for specific urban areas having a population of upto 5 lakhs.

For implementation of the plan an amount of Rs. 50 lakhs for each solar city and Rs. 5 lakhs for green campus is being provided by the MNRE and it has been proposed to provide prevailing grant by the Government of India as applicable to various projects in public/industrial/beneficiary oriented schemes.The scheme is to be implemented by the municipal corporation and for Technical Guidance and approval of projects necessary action has to be taken by UPNEDA. Under the solar city in Uttar Pradesh, cities of Agra, Moradabad and Allahabad have been identified and under the Green Campus scheme Dayalbagh, Agra has been selected.


Special Area Demonstration Program (SADP)

The Special Area Demonstration Program (SADP) scheme has been launched by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India for wide publicity of renewable energy sources like, solar energy, bio-energy, wind energy and Small Hydro power etc.

Under this scheme, various plants of renewable energy in the state are installed in state level energy parks and at tourist/religious sites of international and national importance, national monuments, government buildings, legislative buildings, secretariats, monuments, buildings, at religious sites attended by more than 5 to 10 lakhs devotees, eating joints, dhabas, sanctuaries/zoological gardens, collectorate buildings and renowned educational institutions and in the schools older by more than 100 years. For category wise identified sites / buildings etc. 50 percent to 100 percent funding is made available as central grant by the MNRE and the remaining amount has to be borne by the concerned institution and the cost of the projects can be from Rs. 20.00 lakhs to Rs. 1.00 crore.

Under the scheme, renewable energy plants like solar power plants has been installed at Raj Bhawan Lucknow and at Collectorate buildings of the Districts-Gazhipur, Balrampur, Muzaffar Nagar, Baghpat, Saharanpur, Kanpur, Ghaziabad, Agra, Bareilly and Jaunpur.


Remote Village Electrification Programme

Under this program, the villages/majras, where electrification through normal grid can not be done by the State Power Corporation Limited due to certain reasons, are being electrified through solar lighting (solar home light and solar street lights). For this program, 90 percent grant in aid is admissible through Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Government of India.Remaining part is borne by the state government/beneficiary. During 2014-15 UPNEDA has electrified 113 villages and 276 majaras of different districts through solar home light plants and solar street light plants. Read More...