HOW TO GET MNRE EXEMPTION ON ROOFTOP SOLAR PROJECTS?
November 30, 2015
One of the key advantages available to Solar Power Projects is Exemption from paying Excise Duty and Customs Duty on Equipment used in setting up a solar power plant. This was available only to large Utility Scale power plants till now. However, according to the Office Memorandum issued on 28th November, 2014, the benefit of Excise Exemption is available to rooftop and off grid solar projects as well. This helps in saving the Excise Duty of 12.5% on most Solar Equipment, thus, reducing the cost of installation.
However, there are 2 conditions which should are imposed :
You need to make an account for the project on MNRE Portal using a unique email ID not used before to get any exemption certificates. Therein, the following details need to be filled:
After submitting the BoM online, 3 files need to be prepared with the following documents:
On submitting these file to MNRE, MNRE checks and approves the documents. MNRE may ask for technical clarifications, particularly for cable and structure quantities. Once the approval is given, you can log into the MNRE portal again and start printing the Excise Exemption Certificates from the MNRE website by giving the details of the vendor and its excise jurisdiction where the certificate would be submitted.