The Haryana government will set up solar power plants of 133 MW capacity by using ground and roof tops in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today. Inaugurating a Rs 57.67 crore solar power plant of 10 MW capacity set up by Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited in the complex of Thermal Power Plant here, he said the plant which has been set up on 48 acres of land will generate 180 lakh units of electricity in a year.
He said that the people would get environment friendly and pollution-free electricity through this system of power generation. The government is working on a plan to generate 4000 MW solar electricity by the year 2022, he said.
He said that the solar plant set up in Golden Jubilee year would not only save the fuel generated from traditional energy sources but would also prove a milestone in environment friendly power generation.
He said that advance management activities for solar power projects have been started. The Chief Minister said that government has been making efforts to generate maximum electricity through solar energy.
For this, he said that government provides subsidy on solar energy appliances for domestic use to various organisations and institutions. Besides, government has also been making efforts to install solar energy enabled equipments in government buildings so as to reduce the pollution and promote greenery, he said.