Chandigarh: While the UT Administration has decided not to extend the deadline for the installation of rooftop solar power plants in residential houses, commercial properties and industrial units, approximately 1,100 persons have applied for the installation of solar plants. The two-year deadline for the installation of solar plants expired on Friday.
The UT Administration, in a notification issued in May 18, 2016, had made installation of rooftop solar power plants mandatory in residential houses, commercial and industrial units measuring 500 sq yd and above, and for group housing societies. While installation of solar plants was made mandatory in new houses, owners of the existing houses were given two years to comply with the direction.
Sources said there were 7,500 residential, commercial and industrial units measuring 500 sq yd and above where rooftop solar plants were to be installed. Only 550 houses had installed solar power plants so far.
The Administration has fixed the target for the generation of 50 MW by 2022. It is providing subsidy to residents for installing the solar plants. Now, the Estate Office will start the survey of houses and will issue the notices who failed to comply with the direction.