The solar energy produced during the day can be used directly by the end consumer. The consumer also has an option of using a battery backup to ensure 24/7 power supply from the solar source. Many large companies install their own captive power plants (coal/gas/diesel or renewable) to ensure continuous power supply. Solar PV, with its drastic reduction in costs over the last 5 years, could prove to be a godsend for these energy starved companies. Rising diesel prices and growing uncertainty in coal supplies have ensured that Solar PV is a relatively a highly reliable and consistent source of energy. In addition, the Government’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) and various state policies provide ample benefits for individuals/corporations willing to set up captive solar power plants in form of Capital Subsidy benefits as well as Acceleration Depreciation(AD) benefits.