Solar power plants fails to attract consumers in Jalandhar city

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Though the state government recently lauded itself for installing the world’s largest single rooftop solar power plant facility in Beas, the concept of the renewable energy source has failed to attract power consumers in Jalandhar city.

According to the information gathered by the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), since last year, when the concept was operationalised in the region, only three industrial units of the city have installed solar power plant at their establishments.Supinder Singh, district manager, PEDA, said that the prime reason why industrialists are not forthcoming for installing solar cell set-up as the government has not made any provision for giving any subsidy to industrialists. However, the government gives 30% subsidy in the installation cost to residential establishments. Supinder said though the local industrialists here have not welcomed the concept of renewable energy source, the system has turned out to be a success in Ludhiana owing to the large number of industrial units there.Though the state government recently lauded itself for installing the world’s largest single rooftop solar power plant facility in Beas, the concept of the renewable energy source has failed to attract power consumers in Jalandhar city.According to the information gathered by the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), since last year, when the concept was operationalised in the region, only three industrial units of the city have installed solar power plant at their establishments.Supinder Singh, district manager, PEDA, said that the prime reason why industrialists are not forthcoming for installing solar cell set-up as the government has not made any provision for giving any subsidy to industrialists. However, the government gives 30% subsidy in the installation cost to residential establishments. Supinder said though the local industrialists here have not welcomed the concept of renewable energy source, the system has turned out to be a success in Ludhiana owing to the large number of industrial units there.

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Though the state government recently lauded itself for installing the world’s largest single rooftop solar power plant facility in Beas, the concept of the renewable energy source has failed to attract power consumers in Jalandhar city.

According to the information gathered by the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), since last year, when the concept was operationalised in the region, only three industrial units of the city have installed solar power plant at their establishments.

Supinder Singh, district manager, PEDA, said that the prime reason why industrialists are not forthcoming for installing solar cell set-up as the government has not made any provision for giving any subsidy to industrialists. However, the government gives 30% subsidy in the installation cost to residential establishments. Supinder said though the local industrialists here have not welcomed the concept of renewable energy source, the system has turned out to be a success in Ludhiana owing to the large number of industrial units there.

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