Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines today informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply that master plan for making Chandigarh a Model Solar City under the ‘Development of Solar Cities’ programme of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has been prepared.
The solar city cell has also been established.
The Minister further said that UT Administration, Chandigarh has empaneled 48 Solar Power Aggregators from whom any resident of Chandigarh can install Rooftop Solar Power Plant and can avail 30% subsidy.
Solar rooftop power plants of aggregate 7.70 MWp capacity are installed on 145 Government buildings till May, 2016 in this city.
Airports Authority of India (AAI) has already initiated action for installation of Ground Mounted Solar Power Plants at available land at Kolkata (15000 KWp), Jaipur (1800 KW) and Chandigarh (3000 KWp) airports.
GRIHA —AAI is following GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) system for sustainable and environment friendly design. All the new buildings are constructed as per the ECBC (Energy Conservation Building Code) norms and obtain 4 star GRIHA rating.
New Terminal Building at Chandigarh Airport has already obtained 4 star GRIHA rating.
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