With the continuous efforts of the Governments at the Centre as well as States, India is rapidly advancing towards augmenting its renewable power generation capacity. However, in order to meet the ambitious targets envisaged under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission and under various policies announced by respective State Governments, it is desirable that relevant and easily accessible information to help and support the project developers and all stakeholders is properly disseminated at a convenient platform. This shall encourage timely implementation of solar projects as well as attract private sector participation in the solar power generation segment.

With the aim to facilitate the dissemination of proper and desired information to the project developers/administrative institutions/financial institutions and various other stakeholders to ensure timely implementation of solar projects under JNNSM and state policies, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) agreed to implement the project Solar Guidelines.

Solar Guidelines and its Relevance

SOLAR GUIDELINES is a web-based platform for encouraging rapid development of the solar power sector in India by facilitating dissemination of latest updates on the development of projects, policy frameworks announced by governments from time to time, regulatory framework announced by CERC, Regulations of the MoEF, Contractual Agreements (PPA/PSA), and procedural details of approval and clearances required for timely commissioning and financial closures of solar installations in the country.

The project has been jointly initiated by GIZ under the International Climate Initiative administered by German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has assigned the Solar Guidelines Project to Solar Energy Corporation of India.

The first phase of the project saw the setting up of the website (www.solarguidelines.in) that includes, as of now, comprehensive description of the step-by-step processes needed for commissioning of solar projects in the state of Rajasthan. During the second phase, the is intended to cover various other states including Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Solar Guidelines Project Partners

Solar Energy Corporation of India
Ministery of New and Renewable Energy
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
A project under the International Climate Initiative. On behalf of
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Consulting Partners

eclareon GmbH Management Consultants
E.Quadrat GmbH

Research Partner : Phase II


Mercados Energy Markets India Limited

Research Partner : Phase I

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited