CHANDIGARH: The city is all set to get 800 kilowatts new solar energy power plant in a couple of weeks at Artificial Lake Parking of Sector 42. The project is coming up at the cost of around Rs 4.66 crore, which also includes the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for the period of 10 years.
Significantly, the project will completely fulfil the entire power consumption requirement of the newly constructed UT Secretariat building, located in Sector 9 under the virtual Net Metering arrangement. As per information, this project will generate approximately 960000 kWh (units) annually and it will save around Rs 48 Lakh annually.
“This project will reduce 6.5 lakh tons of CO2 emissions annually. Chandigarh is a landlocked city and rooftop solar is the only option for green electricity generation. This innovative technology of Parking Shed Solar Power Plants aids in the generation of electricity while conserving valuable land space of Chandigarh,” sources said.
The installation of the solar power plants in the city is one of the most crucial works of the Chandigarh administration.
The UT administration has installed many such plants in the government buildings like schools, colleges, offices, government houses etc and many buildings and areas are identified, where such plants will come in the future. Besides that, some private residential buildings are also having these plants
To make the people aware about the benefits and necessity of the solar plants at their rooftops, Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) had organised awareness programmes last month in April.
During this awareness event, the CREST official shared the monetary as well as environmental benefits of installing the solar systems on rooftops by the residents of the city.