Special drive to promote solar power launched in Ambala
AMBALA: The district administration has launched a special campaign to promote the solar power by popularising the applications of various non-conventional and renewable sources of energy in Ambala.
The district administration has launched a special campaign to promote the solar power by popularising the applications of various non-conventional and renewable sources of energy in Ambala.
To begin with, it has implemented solar home system “Manohar Jyoti” scheme to cover 505 households living in the un-electrified dhanis in the district.
“Our target is to achieve 100 per cent coverage of the identified households, but if still target is not achieved due to non-availing of the system by the un-electrified households, the leftover systems willll be distributed to other eligible applicants,” said Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sharandeep Kaur Brar here today.
Under the scheme, solar home system consisting of 150W solar PV module, 12.8V80Ah lithium ferro phosphate battery, two LED luminaires of max input power consumption of 6 watt each with 32 lux, one LED tubelight (batten type) of max input power consumption of 9 watt with 18 lux, one DC ceiling fan of 25 watt and provision for one USB port shall be provided to the targeted group.
The targeted groups include scheduled caste families, families living below the poverty line (BPL), beneficiaries of Prime Minister Awaas Yojna (Gramin/Urban) whose houses have been constructed, households without electric connection, living in the urban slum areas having valid identity, women-headed households and rural households having school-going girl students.
“Houses in the rural areas will be provided solar home systems if the targeted households fail to avail benefit of the scheme,” said the DC.
As per the scheme, one household shall be eligible for one system only. The system, which costs Rs 22,500, will be provided to the eligible beneficiary at a user share of Rs 7,500 after state subsidy of Rs 15,000 per system.
Source: The Tribune