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UP government makes solar panels mandatory

According to reports,in a bid to promote solar power in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has made installation of roof top solar panels mandatory for residential and offices constructed on an area of more than 5000 sq feet.

A building owner will have to reserve 25% of the area for the purpose, according to a government order issued by housing secretary, Pandhari Yadav. Yadav has asked all vice-chairman of development authorities and housing commissioner to ensure that the order is implemented in letter and in spirit.

The state housing policy of 2014 too had stressed on installation of solar power plants in buildings, both private and government, having a floor area of more than 5000 sq feet. The step has been initiated to lessen the load of power consumed by these buildings.

UP government has been into an overdrive to ease the prevailing power crisis with the gap between demand and supply invariably hovering around 2000 Mw.

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