Chandigarh to make solar rooftop plants mandatory for building, houses having more than 100 square yards of plot soon: Report

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Chandigarh may make its mandatory for all houses and buildings’ having more than 100 square yards of plot to install solar rooftop plants soon, claims The EconomicTimes.

Santosh Kumar, director of Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) speaking to the publication said that “a notification to this effect is expected shortly, and “they are likely to issue it within this month.”

As per the proposal -houses and buildings on 100-500 square yards plot will get a choice to install either 1kW solar plant or a 100-litre solar heating system, while house on 500-1,000 square yards will have no such choice; they have to install solar rooftops of 1 kW. On the other hand those with 1,000-3,000 square yards plot must set up 2 kW solar plant and those above 3,000 square yards must set up 3 kW solar plant.

The publication notes that new house or building will be getting completion certificate only when it has a rooftop solar plant installed, however, the old or existing buildings will have to fulfil the new requirement within two years.

Back in 2015 Haryana Government passed a similar order, but it was applicable only for new building.

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