Six UP cities can generate 11.4 GW of solar power


Six UP cities can generate 11.4 GW of solar power

Six Uttar Pradesh cities alone can generate 11.4 GW of solar energy using 11 per cent of their built-up area, a report by the Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) said on Friday.

The report titled “Uttar Pradesh: Uncovering Solar Rooftop Potential in Urban Cities” released here said the installation of solar rooftops in Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Meerut, Allahabad and Gorakhpur can also generate 3 lakh jobs in the state.

It suggested that the peak power deficit be met by installing grid-connected solar rooftops by 2025 to generate 1,674 MW.

CEED Programme Director Abhishek Pratap said: “Solar rooftop has a game-changing potential to completely revitalise the development landscape with improved power supply, massive capital infusion and significant rise in job creation.” Read More

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