Tamil Nadu government is planning a massive solar energy programme through setting up of grid-connected rooftop solar panels in government buildings.
The plan is to tap 25,000 buildings, including educational institutions, which offer 2 crore square feet of rooftop space with a potential capacity of 110 MW at an outlay of ₹940 crore, according to a document available with The Hindu.
The move follows an announcement by Electricity Minister P. Thangamani in the Assembly.
Tamil Nadu Energy Development Authority (TEDA) will be the nodal agency for implementation. Its role will include selecting vendors for implementing the project, looking at various financing options for the project and ensuring co-ordination with various stakeholders. Read more