MNRE Solar Benchmark Cost 2020-21

MNRE releases Solar Benchmark Cost 2019-20

On 21 July 2020, MNRE issued benchmark cost 2020-21 for different types of solar power plants & equipments.

MNRE Benchmark Cost 2020-21: Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Power Plant

CapacityStates other than Special Category(Rs/Wp)Special Category States (Rs/Wp)
1 KWp4752
Above 1 KWp – 2 KWp4347
Above 2 KWp – 3 KWp4246
Above 3 KWp – 10 KWp 4145
Above 10 KWp – 100 KWp3842
Above 100 KWp – 500 KWp3640


  • Special category States includes North-Eastern States including Category States/ Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, UTs, Ladakh, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.
  • The above-mentioned benchmark costs are excluding net metering cost and battery back-up costs.
  • The above benchmark costs are inclusive of total system cost including Photo-Voltaic solar modules, inverters, balance of systems including cables, Switches/Circuit Breakers /Connectors/ Junction Boxes, mounting structure, earthing, Lightening arrester, cost of meters (if any other than net meter), local connectivity cost, cost of civil works, foundations etc. and its installation, commissioning, transportation, insurance, capital cost of online monitoring, comprehensive maintenance charges for five years, applicable fees and taxes etc.