Chandigarh administration to spread awareness for installation of solar plants
The UT administration will now tie up with various traders bodies and residents welfare associations, to spread awareness for installation of solar plants.
CHANDIGARH: The UT administration will now tie up with various traders bodies and residents welfare associations, to spread awareness for installation of solar plants.
The UT administration had recently again extended the deadline till March 2020 for the installation of solar plants.
A senior UT official said that in the year 2020 they have planned to install solar power plants with a capacity of 20MW. The administration has already installed plants with a capacity of 30MW in the city, he added.
Earlier the deadline for installation of solar plants was September 30, 2019 and the administration had decided not to give extension beyond september 30. But sources revealed that the UT administrator VP Singh Badnore was in favour to extend deadline as residents were showing positive response towards installation of solar plants.
Before September 30, the deadline was June 30.
The administration, in a notification issued on May 18, 2016, had made installation of rooftop solar power plants mandatory in residential houses measuring 500 square yards and above and group housing societies. There are around 10,000 such houses in different parts of the city, including sector 8 (417 houses), sector 11 (493 houses), sector 33 (643 houses), sector 35 (419 houses) and sector 36 (417 houses).
The ministry of new and renewable energy had enhanced the city’s solar power generation target from 50 megawatt (MW) to 69 MW, to be achieved by 2022, through net and gross metering.
Those who fail to install solar power plants despite directions of the UT administration will be served notice by the UT estate office which is the custodian of all the buildings — both commercial and residential — in the city.
Source- Economic Times