Plan to make Chandigarh a Solar City
As part of the plan to make Chandigarh a Solar City, installations will also be made at tourist places, including Sukhna Lake so that decorative lights could be run with renewable energy. A detailed project report (DPR) for transferring a sizable power load of Chandigarh on green energy has already been prepared by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI).
As per the plan, a 25 Mega Watts solar photo voltaic (PV) plant would also be set up. As of now, UT has no electricity generation of its own.In its pre-feasibility report, TERI has identified 24 of the total 900 small and big parks being maintained by Municipal Corporation, which could be looked as potential location for tapping solar power.