Mandatory rooftop solar power plants for govt buildings

Wed, 2015-12-30 18:06 -- SCC India Staff

Rooftop Solar

The increasing viability of rooftop solar power plants and their multiple benefits could be a game changer for the country. In view of this, the Chhattisgarh Government has taken a vital step and has decided to make rooftop solar power plants mandatory for new buildings of government, semi-government establishments and institutional bodies from January 1, 2016 onwards in the state. In fact, Chhattisgarh is one of the only two states (other being Gujarat) in India that provides 24-hour power supply.  
 
This decision was taken during the state cabinet meeting, which was chaired by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.  
 
A total of around 10-50 kW of solar power plants will be installed in various government buildings across the state. This decision will help save on costly power purchased by state power companies and in turn will help the consumers by controlling the power tariff.
 
With this decision, there is a possibility of installing a total of 200 MW solar capacity The increasing viability of rooftop solar power plants and their multiple benefits could be a game changer for the country. In view of this, the Chhattisgarh Government has taken a vital step and has decided to make rooftop solar power plants mandatory for new buildings of government, semi-government establishments and institutional bodies from January 1, 2016 onwards in the state.