Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) in Gujarat – Solar Panel Scheme for Farmers

Gujarat govt. launches Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY Scheme) 2024, farmers can install solar panels at 5% upfront cost & generate electricity, check returns, benefits, features, complete details here

Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) in Gujarat – Solar Panel Scheme for Farmers

Gujarat Suryashakti Kisan Yojana SKY Scheme Solar Panel Subsidy

Gujarat government has launched Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) 2024 for farmers welfare. Under this scheme, farmers can use solar energy for irrigation purposes and can also sell the surplus power via grid. For installation of solar panels, farmers will only have to pay 5% upfront of the total cost. Central & State govt. will provide subsidy of 60% while for the rest 35%, the state govt. will provide low cost loans to the farmers for 7 years.

Farmers can generate power through these solar panels and can sell it to the state government. Govt. will procure electricity at a rate of Rs. 7 per unit for 7 years while at Rs. 3.50 for the remaining 18 years. SKY scheme is expected to cover 15 lakh farmers in 33 districts and will provide them with solar power through 7,060 feeders.

Gujarat Suryashakti Kisan Yojana Latest Update

Gujarat CM starts ambitious Suryashakti Kisan Yojana as a power harvesting scheme for Gujarat farmers. This scheme enables farmers to generate electricity by installing solar panels in their farms for their captive consumption and also earn from selling the surplus power. Gujarat Suryashakti Kisan Yojana pilot phase was launched earlier on 19 October 2018 from Bardoli district.

Gujarat Suryashakti Kisan Yojana 2024 Details

The state govt. of Gujarat will implement Suryashakti Kisan Yojana or SKY scheme in the entire state. The main aim is to harness the solar energy and to put it in use to generate power. Now farmers can generate electricity and utilize it for irrigation purpose and sell the additional energy via grid. Scheme is for farmers already connected to the grid. Desirable to include as many farmers as possible on a given AG feeder. Farmer’s on a feeder should form a committee for ease of communication & implementation.

Farmer will be provided with a grid-connected solar PV system. 1.25 kW PV system to be provided per hp (For eg- 10 hp = 12.5 kW PV system). Installation through empanelled installers at competitively discovered rates. “SKY” feeder to be kept ON during daytime for 12 hours.

Suryashakti Kisan Yojana Funding

Cost Share

Loan Facilitation

State Govt. will take loan of 65% of capital expenditure from NABARD at <=6% interest for 7 years.

Suryashakti Kisan Yojana Returns

Net Metering

Revenue During First 7 Years

Revenue During Next 18 Years

Rs. 3.50 per kWh, feed-in tariff by DisCom

Net Revenue

Farmer will be regularly credited revenue after deduction of loan EMI.

Major Benefits of Suryashakti Kisan Yojana

Environment Benefits from Suryashakti Kisan Yojna

Technical Benefits from Suryashakti Kisan Yojana

SKY Benefits to Public

Salient Features of SKY Scheme in Gujarat

The important features and highlights of this SKY scheme are as follows:-

Gujarat Suryashakti Kisan Yojna Launch

Overview of Suryashakti Kisan Yojana in Gujarat

Total (AG) Consumers15 Lakh
Total No. of (AG) Feeders7,060
Total Districts Covered33
Total Contract Load172 Lakh hp (Avg: 11.43 hp/ farmer)
Solar PV Potential21,000 MW
Total Project CostRs. 1,05,000 crore
Govt. of India Subsidy30%
Govt. of Gujarat Subsidy30%
Farmer’s Loan35%
Farmer’s Upfront Pmt.5%
Suryashakti Kisan Yojana Overview

Govt. is making every possible effort to install 100 giga watts (GW) of energy capacity from solar power till 2022. This move will contribute towards the realization of PM Modi’s vision of “Doubling Farmers Income by 2022”.

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