Subsidies

What Permits Do I Need for My Rooftop Solar System?

Before a rooftop solar power system can be installed on a property, the owner must complete all the necessary permitting requirements. Depending on the state, local government, type and size of the system, the permitting process requires significant time and…

What are Green Certificates and How are They Relevant to Solar Power Plants?

Numerous financial incentives have been introduced in order to ease the adoption of solar energy and help it achieve grid parity. These include federal and state tax credits, capital subsidies, feed-in-tariffs, green certificates etc. Green Certificates (Renewable Energy Credits/ Renewable…

What is Accelerated Depreciation? What Benefits Does it Provide to a Solar Power Plant Developer?

About Depreciation In the context of solar power investments, you would have frequently come across the term Accelerated Depreciation. It would have been usually mentioned in the context of financial incentives. What exactly is Accelerated Depreciation, and how does it…

The Indian Government Wants to Scale Rooftop Solar 100 fold between 2015 and 2022. Is This Possible?

Sweet Answer from Solar Mango: (updated Jul 2015) India has currently (Jul 2015) a cumulative installed base of about 400 MW in rooftop solar. The NDA government wishes to scale rooftop solar to 40,000 MW by 2022. A 100-FOLD increase in…