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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