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Largest Floating Solar of North India Worth 2 MWp Capacity Inaugurated in Chandigarh

North India’s largest floating solar power plant of 2MWp capacity has been unveiled at Chandigarh. The floating solar facility was inaugurated by the Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh, Banwari Lal Purohit. The official statement of the UT held that the plant was commissioned by Chandigarh Renewal Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society […]

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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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Free of Cost Rooftop Solar to Come Up in Chandigarh

Chandigarh is a step away from becoming the first city in the country that will have private players installing rooftop solar systems on private households for free of cost. Under the new business model, the private firms will be responsible for developing, installing, financing and operating the solar rooftop systems in the city. Or the […]

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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 Administration Targets 2400 Free Solar Installations

In an effort to meet its solar capacity targets for the union territory of Chandigarh, the city administration has pushed out yet another scheme to drive the move to solar. The latest offer for free installation, on first cum first served basis for city residents, is under the previously approved Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) […]

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Chandigarh Extends Deadline for Installation of Solar Plants by 3 Months

The Chandigarh administration has extended the deadline for installation of solar rooftop plants on residential homes in the Union Territory by three months The Chandigarh administration has extended the deadline for installation of solar rooftop plants on residential homes in the Union Territory by three months. This is now the third time that the UT […]

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Chandigarh’s Solar Panel Rule under HC Lens, Issues Notice

According to notification, it is mandatory to install solar power plants on rooftops of all newly constructed residential buildings covering more than 1 kanal of land. Responding to the petition seeking quashing of the order that makes it mandatory for residential and non-residential buildings to install solar power plants on their rooftops, the Punjab and […]

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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. The official records of Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) states that a total […]

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