Government of Karnataka revises the existing Solar policy and publishes the Karnataka Solar Policy 2014-2021

The Government of Karnataka in its endeavor to achieve minimum of 3% solar energy out of total projected consumption, proposes to install 2000 MW solar power by 2021 as below:

Year 2014-15 2015  -16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020  -21
% of solar on total consumption ofenergy  














It is proposed to meet the solar targets under different segments as below:

  1. Grid connected projects

It is proposed to achieve minimum 1600MW  of grid connected utility scale solar power generation projects for sale of power to state ESCOMs,3rd party sale and captive consumption.

  1. Grid connected roof top projects

It is proposed to achieve minimum 400 MW of grid connected rooftop solar generation projects in the state by 2018.

The minimum targets proposed for the policy period is as below:

Segment 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Utility scale projects. 350 150 150 150 200 200 200
Roof top solar PV project (grid connected and offgrid) 100 100 100 100  




Click here for the 16 page policy

Karnataka Solar Policy 2014-2021

About Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan, is an accomplished speaker and visionary in the Solar Energy space in India. Ritesh is from an Engineering Background with a Master’s Degree in Technology and had spent more than a decade as the Infrastructure Head for a public limited company with the last 9 years dedicated to Solar and Renewable Energy. He also runs the 2 largest India focused renewable energy groups on LinkedIn - Solar - India and Renewables - India
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