• Indian state of Uttar Pradesh offering subsidies that buys down prize for 1 kW solar systems to about $1,200
  • Feed-in-tariff scheme for excess solar power set at 0.50 Paisa per unit

In order to encourage consumers to install solar panels on their rooftops, the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) is reportedly offering subsidized rates for solar panels, while the distributed companies (Discoms) will reimburse excess solar power fed into the grid at the end of the year.

An article in The Times of India on March 30, 2016 quoted a senior official of UPNEDA saying that consumers can not only get free electricity from their solar panels, but on top earnings from the net metering policy of the state, which sets the FIT at 0.50 Paisa per unit. The state government is offering subsidized solar panels, which buys down the cost for a 1 kW system to 80,000 INR (about $1,200).