Solar Rooftop Plant is a MUST in Chandigarh

The Chandigarh administration, in a notification issued on May 18, 2016, had made installation of rooftop solar power plants mandatory in residential houses measuring 500 square yard and above and in group housing societies.

The Central government had selected Chandigarh to be developed as a ‘model solar city’ and set an ambitious target of installation of 50mw solar plants, both at residential and government buildings, by 2022. So far, Chandigarh has reached 13.5mw-mark. Being a land locked city, residential buildings hold key to achieving the target.

Unhappy with the public’s cold response and the two-year deadline for installing rooftop solar power plants at residential properties set to expire in three months, Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) has written to the estate office to initiate action against the erring owners.