Despite subsidy and incentives, Chandigarh’s residents opting for rooftop solar seems unimpressive

The rooftop solar PV capacity on government buildings seems to gain a good ground in Chandigarh, but it looks like residents opting for solar power is not very impressive, despite government offering 30 percent subsidy and other incentives.

Chandigarh Renewal Energy

The official records of Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) states that a total of 38 residents have installed solar photovoltaic at their home of 164 kw peak (kWp) capacity with net metering, while 1245 kWp have been installed on a total of 17 different private institutions within the city.

Under the gross metering category, total capacity of 121.24 Kwp solar plants have been commissioned on as many 17 residential buildings, while 5 plants of 275KWp capacity have been installed on buildings of private institutions. Under gross metering, total solar power generated is transferred to grid.

Contrary to private sectors, Chandigarh has been positioned as the topmost city in India to install solar rooftop plants on government buildings. By 2022, the CREST aims to generate 100 MW of power from residential and government buildings.

Source: Indianexpress

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