Date: 26-Apr-2024

on grid rooftop solar


Welcome to the step-by-step guide on applying for the subsidy scheme under the PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana. As a leading solar solutions provider in India, Orb Energy is committed to empowering residential customers with affordable and sustainable energy solutions. This blog aims to simplify the application process and shed light on the benefits of this initiative launched by Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.

Introducing PM – Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana

The Government of India recently launched the PM – Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana, aimed at catalyzing rooftop solar installations across the nation.  This scheme launched in February 2024, aims to provide subsidized rooftop solar installations, providing free electricity up to 300 units every month, benefitting more than one crore households in the country. As an example, if a typical homeowner who consumes 300 units of electricity per month takes advantage of the PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana and installs a 3kW capacity rooftop solar system, they can benefit from a 60% subsidy on the system. Additionally, they can reduce their electricity bill by generating approximately 300 to 360 units of solar electricity per month, which is equivalent to receiving 300 units of free electricity.

The scheme further aims to:

  • Reduce the dependency on traditional energy sources and move towards sustainable energy practices
  • Reducing the power bills of households
  • Generating income opportunities for households as they can sell back the excess energy produced back to the grid

Who is eligible to apply for the scheme?

To qualify for the solar rooftop subsidy, a consumer must fulfil the following eligibility criteria.

  • The applicant should be a resident of the country and should have their own house
  • The household must have a valid electricity connection
  • The household must not have availed of any other subsidy for solar panels
  • The solar panels must be installed through registered vendors
Narendra Modi Subsidy Scheme

Why choose Orb Energy as a registered vendor in your DISCOM

Since 2006, Orb Energy has been a trailblazer in the Indian solar industry. As a vertically integrated company, Orb Energy manufactures high-efficiency mono perc solar panels, designs custom solar solutions, handles installation, and liaises with DISCOMs for seamless grid connectivity. With a customer-centric approach, Orb Energy has established itself as a trusted name, having installed more than 167,700 solar systems, totaling over 300 megawatts of rooftop solar capacity across India as on Mar 2024.

Orb Energy takes pride in its extensive customer base, comprising over 90,000 satisfied residential customers. By delivering reliable and cost-effective solar solutions, Orb Energy has empowered households across urban and rural areas to embrace clean energy, thereby reducing their carbon footprint and energy bills. As a registered DISCOM vendor, Orb Energy’s commitment to quality, reliability, and after-sales service has earned it the trust and loyalty of homeowners nationwide.

So how do you apply for the rooftop solar subsidy?

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to apply for the solar rooftop subsidy.

PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana

Step 01: Registration

  • Visit the official website of PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana https://registration.pmsuryaghar.gov.in/ and click on the start registration button.
  • The customer will have to update their mobile number and get the OTP verified.
  • Then customer will have to update their state, district, electricity distribution company, consumer number, and email ID and follow the stated instructions.
  • Upload the latest electricity bill and your roof’s photograph where you want to install solar.
  • Update captcha and click submit.

Step 02: Feasibility Approval

  • Once the user completes the registration, they can now log in using their registered mobile number and consumer number. Apply for the rooftop solar system by filling out the form.
  • Wait for feasibility approval from your DISCOM.

Step 03: Selecting a Registered Vendor

  • Once the feasibility approval is received, choose a trusted solar solutions vendor like Orb Energy, known for its expertise and quality services from the registered vendor list.
  • Registered vendor will do site assessment and give you the proposal – inclusive of subsidy benefit to install solar.
  • Gather necessary documents including ID proof, address proof, property ownership documents, and bank details required for subsidy application.

Step 04: Installation and Net Meter

  • Once the installation is done, complete the online application process on the PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana portal, providing accurate information and uploading the required documents.
  • Apply for net meter from the portal.

Step 05: Commissioning

  • The commissioning certificate will be granted via the portal once the consumer installs the net meter and inspection by DISCOM.

Step 06: Subsidy Disbursement

  • Upon receiving the commissioning report, submit your bank details along with a cancelled cheque through the portal. As per the portal, the consumer will receive the subsidy directly into their bank account within 30 days.

Join the Solar Revolution with Orb Energy

In order to qualify for the subsidy, the consumer needs to install the solar rooftop system through a registered DISCOM vendor. Orb Energy is one of the most trusted residential rooftop solar solutions providers in the country and is a registered DISCOM vendor. We provide an array of specialized services and have successfully installed more than 90,000 residential rooftop solar systems in the country, since our inception.

Please select Orb Energy as your preferred vendor while registration or please fill this form for a free solar consultation