To achieve the solar power generation target, set up by the ministry of new and renewable energy, the Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (Crest), has now planned to install solar plants on cycle stands of all government schools in the city.
In 2014, Crest had installed North India’s first solar cyclestand. The 15KWp (kilo watt peak) solar cycle stand was inaugurated in February 2014 at Government High School, Sector 46. Now, Crest wants to replicate the model in all government schools of the city.
Giving details about the proposal, Debendra Dalai, director, UT environment department-cum-CEO, Crest, said the idea behind the proposal was to use available space in government schools so that these solar plants could provide power supply to schools.
He said they were in talks with the UT education department over the proposal and if everything went well, they would soon install solar panels at cycle stands in various government schools. Read More