Dr Abdullah inaugurates rooftop solar power plants in Chandigarh

Dr Abdullah inaugurates rooftop solar power plants in ChandigarhUnion Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah inaugurated a 50-KWp solar photovoltaic power plant on the rooftop of Paryavaran Bhawan, Chandigarh. The cost of the power plant is Rs. 90.40 lakh (50 per cent contribution from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India) with 10 years operation and maintenance. The plant will be able to generate 65,000 units of electricity per year. He also inaugurated a 100-KWp solar photovoltaic power plant on the rooftop of Model Central Jail, Burail, Chandigarh. The cost of the power plant is Rs. 143 lakh (50 per cent contribution from MNRE, Govt. of India) with 10 years operation and maintenance. This plant will be able to generate 130,000 units of electricity per year. Chandigarh has a plan to cover almost all government buildings with solar rooftop power plants so that each building is able to generate a part of its power requirement through its own power plant, thereby reducing the demand of electricity and using more and more of clean energy.

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