According to reports, in a first of its kind initiative to popularize solar plants in residential buildings, the science and technology wing of the UT administration has requested the science and technology ministry to provide 50% subsidy for the installation of solar plants in 40 houses of the city. A draw of lots will be conducted and the facility will be provided to residents.
“Out of these 40 houses, one kilowatt solar plant will be installed at 30 houses, while two kilowatt solar plant will be set up in 10 houses. We have also decided to simplify the procedure to avail the subsidy so that applicants can get 50% grant from our office instead of going to Delhi to avail the facility”, said Santosh Kumar, director, science and technology wing of the UT.
Authorities are offering 30% subsidy for the installation of solar energy plants in the city for the purpose of sustainable development.
Around two years ago, the Union government decided to equip two cities, Chandigarh and Nagpur, with solar energy.