As the UT administration has set a target of generating 60 megawatt (MW) solar power in two years by the end of 2022, it has asked all departments, corporations and boards, to provide details of spaces available with them on buildings and other projects for installation of solar power plants.
While the administration and municipal corporation have planned to set up solar plants at Sector 39 waterworks, and other MC buildings, a similar requirement was asked from the other departments as well.
A senior UT official said some of the departments have provided them a list of open spaces under their control. Accordingly, the administration will install solar plants in those vacant spaces too. Now again, they have written to departments, boards and corporations to provide the list, the official added. The ministry of new and renewable energy had enhanced the city’s solar power generation target from 50 megawatt (MW) to 69 MW, to be achieved by 2022.
Till date, the UT has achieved generation of 40MW. If UT officials are to be believed, solar power generation figures will touch 100MW in Chandigarh by the end of 2022, the target which UT officials have set for themselves.