India: Chandigarh Target 100MW Solar Power by 2022

The UT administration has set a self-target of 100MW solar power generation by 2022 even as the ministry of new and renewable energy enhanced the city’s solar power generation target from 50 megawatts (MW) to 69 MW for that year. Among the key projects are installation of solar plants on private houses under Renewable Energy Service Company Model (RESCO) model; solar power plant worth Rs 4.5 crore at the parking area of the new lake in Sector 42; solar panels in cycle stands of various government schools and a solar plant on N-choe, a seasonal rivulet that passes through Garden of Springs, Sector 53.

To promote solar energy, UT administrator VP Singh Badnore had approved the RESCO model, in which private companies will install solar plants on private houses.

Debendra Dalai, CEO, Chandigarh Renewable Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (Crest), told TOI that they have planned a number of projects, including government and private. Chandigarh is doing wonderful work in the field of solar energy, which was recently appreciated at the national level as well, he added.

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Smart Grid Bulletin July 2020

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