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Chandigarh to set up solar plants in gardens & schools

Chandigarh to set up solar plants in gardens & schools


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CHANDIGARH: In a bid to achieve the solar power generation target set by the ministry of new and renewable energy, Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) has planned to install solar plants at gardens and government schools.

CREST has decided to set up two solar plants of 400 kWp (kilowatt peak) capacity at two government schools in Maloya and 160kWp plant at a botanical garden in Sarangpur.

Recently, the administration had approved a detailed project report (DPR) of installation of 800 kW solar power plant worth Rs 4.5 crore at the parking area of New Lake in Sector 42. Out of 800 kW, 90 kW solar energy will be reserved for charging e-vehicles.

It will be a first-of-its-kind charging station for electric vehicles in Chandigarh.

Besides, CREST has also planned a 3MW solar plant on N-choe, a seasonal rivulet that passes through Garden of Springs, Sector 53, at the southern end of the city.

In addition, the UT administration under its model solar city project, has also planned to install 8kW solar plant the city forest (Nagar Van) near Sukhna Lake, which will provide power supply to run three water fountains there.

The administration had recently notified extension of solar plants in Chandigarh by September 30.

The notification issued by UT chief administrator Ajoy Kumar Sinha stated, “This shall be treated as the last extension and no further extension shall be granted beyond September 30, 2019”.

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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