Six years after the UT administration issued notification for the set up of solar energy crops for the residents of homes of 1 kanal space and above, the authorities involved have did not persuade the residents as solely 3,125 homes out of the whole 7,200 have put in the solar energy crops. Even the UT property workplace has not taken any motion on this regard.
Ever for the reason that notification was issued in Might 2016, the UT administration had set 4 deadlines, however until date solely 43% residents have put in them.
Nevertheless, residents who’ve already put in the photo voltaic crops mentioned regardless of set up three years in the past, they haven’t obtained any subsidy from the administration.
The price of solar energy plant gear for 1-kilowatt hour (1 KWH) is ₹60,000, however the home proprietor pays ₹42,000 with the UT administration offering a subsidy of 30% on the set up.
The Chandigarh Renewable Vitality and Science & Expertise Promotion Society (CREST), a monitoring company for photo voltaic vitality in Chandigarh, advisable modifications within the constructing bylaws making it obligatory for 10 marla (250 sq yard) space homes to put in rooftop photo voltaic panels. The advice was despatched to the UT property workplace round six months in the past, however nothing has been performed to this point.
Debendra Dalai, CEO, CREST, mentioned, “So far as the motion for not set up of the crops is anxious, the UT property workplace has to take a name. We’re convincing individuals to put in them to avoid wasting electrical energy. The rooftop photo voltaic panels at 3,125 homes have been producing 24.356 MWp photo voltaic vitality. We’ve even directed personal colleges to put in photo voltaic crops on their rooftops as solely 58 colleges out of a complete 72 have put in them.”
Relating to subsidy, he mentioned, “We’ve already taken up the matter with the Union authorities as there’s some technical subject and we’re hopeful of sorting it out quickly.”
Surekha Singla, a resident of Sector 35, mentioned, “I bought the photo voltaic plant of 3KWP put in on the rooftop in March 2019, however regardless of writing a number of letters to the administration, we have now not obtained the subsidy. Why will residents come ahead if subsidy isn’t launched?”