Plan afoot to set up solar panels on all govt bldgs: Bareilly DM


Plan afoot to set up solar panels on all govt bldgs: Bareilly DM

In order to achieve a target set by the state government to generate 4,300 megawatts of electricity by 2022, district authorities have been instructed by principal secretary, UP government, Alok Kumar to install rooftop solar panels on all government, semi-government and public buildings.

Bareilly district magistrate VK Singh said the nodal agency, NEDA, has been tasked to figure out all possible sites where rooftop solar plants can be installed. “At the collectorate building, Vikas Bhavan and some other offices, rooftop solar power plants have already been installed. In order to comply with government’s instruction, solar panels will be installed on all government and semi-government buildings soon,” he added.

According to sources, the solar panels will be installed by Renewable Energy Supply Company (RESCO). The company will bear all installation expenses and will not charge any maintenance and operational fee for the next 25 years.

The office concerned on whose building the solar panel will be installed will get power supply on a lower tariff than the current electricity charges of UP Power Corporation Limited. Read More

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