Govt schools could soon have rooftop solar panels

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Government schools in Delhi may soon be lit with solar power, as the Aam Aadmi Party-led government is considering a proposal to set up photo-voltaic panels on rooftops of all its school buildings. The move will give momentum to the Delhi government’s flagship programme to make the national Capital a solar city. The government, in its Solar Policy, targets to generate 2,000 MW electricity through solar power by 2025. Officials said the proposal to light up Delhi schools with solar energy was ready and would be implemented soon.”In the initial phase, solar panels will be set up on the rooftops of 25-30 school buildings in the city in the next few months,” confirmed a Delhi government official, who refused to be named as the policy is still under wraps. “In this manner, initially the government is eyeing power generation of 20-30 MW solar electricity. After successful implementation of this project, the government will extend it further,” the official added.

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