Burail Jail, Chd: India’s First Jail to Run Entirely on Solar Energy

Model Burail Jail in Chandigarh has set its sights on becoming the first prison in India to be 100 per cent solar-powered. Chandigarh Renewal Energy Science and Technology (CREST) awarded the final tender for the addition of a 210-kilowatt solar power plant to the existing 500 kilowatt unit of the Burail Jail. This will bring […]

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Chandigarh Judged Best for Solar Power Installations Among UTs

Chandigarh has been judged best among the Union Territories with regards to solar power installation in an award function organised under the aegis of Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS). Chandigarh was also awarded the solar installations it had made in the 8th Foundation Day of AREAS celebrated in Cochin, Kerala. AREAS was […]

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Gujarat, Goa and Chandigarh Top Climate Performers: NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog has recently released a report called the State Energy and Climate Index (SECI) declaring Gujarat, Goa and Chandigarh as top performing states in the category of larger states, smaller states and UTs respectively on the basis of the performance by the states during 2019-20 across several parameters and mea­sures for mitigating climate change. […]

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Chandigarh jail goes green with 350 kWp rooftop solar plant

To commemorate World Earth Day, the current year’s theme being “Invest in our Planet”, another green energy initiative has been undertaken by the department of science and technology and renewable energy, Chandigarh. A 350 kWp Rooftop SPV Power Plant at Model Jail Complex, Sector 51, Chandigarh was inaugurated by UT adviser Dharam Pal in the […]

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Chandigarh to issue tender for 100 EV charging stations

In a push to launch its electric vehicle (EV) policy, the Chandigarh administration is poised to float a global tender in three to four days to invite eligible companies to bid for installing 100 charging stations across the city, according to recent media reports. The UT will select the company in a month. “The tender […]

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Four Solar Power Projects Worth 6.5 MW Floating Up in Chandigarh Soon

Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion (CREST) will develop four solar power projects totaling 6.5 MW capacity in different locations of Chandigarh. The cost of this solar expansion will be Rs 43 crore. As far as the projects are concerned, two will be first of their kind. These solar power projects will be […]

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Chandigarh Admin Notifies Draft EV Policy, Offers Financial Benefits

Chandigarh Administrator Banwarilal Purohit has approved the “Draft Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2022” for the union territory, aiming to turn the latter into a ‘Model EV City’ through a significant increase in EV penetration within five years. Following its recent notification, the draft EV policy will stay in the public domain for a period of […]

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Sector 39 Waterworks in Chandigarh to Soon Welcome Solar Panels

The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh will soon get its first solar power plant at the Sector 39 waterworks. The floating solar power panels are expected to generate electricity worth ₹1.38 crore annually. The Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) will execute the project. CREST is the agency for the implementation of various […]

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40 Electric Buses from Ashok Leyland Hit Roads of Chandigarh

A multinational automotive manufacturer from Hinduja Group, Ashok Leyland, has rolled out its electric buses (e-buses) in Chandigarh. On Wednesday, the Governor of Chandigarh, VP Singh Bandore flagged off the set of 40 electric buses from Ashok Leyland in its first phase. According to the firm, Ashok got the order to build electric buses that […]

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