Chandigarh generated 18 lakh units of power through solar plants in 3 years: Parimal Rai

CHANDIGARH has generated 18 lakh units of electricity through solar power plants in the last three years which is equivalent to planting 14 lakh trees in the city, said UT Adviser Parimal Rai. With the generation of these 18 lakh units only through solar power, there was a reduction of 1,304 metric tonne carbon dioxide emission. This power is equivalent to planting as many as 14,06,815 trees. Until March 31 this year, a total of 280 buildings have got solar power plants installed on their rooftops. Of this, 159 are government buildings and 121 are private buildings.

“Even if we are not at home, there is always one fear we have: to pay hefty electricity bills. So why not resort to solar power plants through which we can save energy as well? Installation of a solar power plant involves just a little initial cost and after that, one is saved from the hefty electricity bills,” said Rai at a seminar on the theme of “Environment Preservation in Sustainable Development”.

The UT Administration has made installation of solar power plants mandatory for all the existing and new buildings by May 15, 2018. The solar power plants have to be installed at a plot size of 500 square yards and above.

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