Solar energy users to get rebate in electricity bills

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Chandigarh, Dec 24 (UNI) To popularise the use of solar water heating systems in Haryana, the Haryana Renewable Energy Department has decided to give rebate in electricity bills for users of solar water heating system.

Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan today said that as a promotional and demand side management measure, the state government had decided to provide rebate in the electricity bills to the users of solar water heating systems in the domestic sector at a rate of Rs 100 per 100 Litres Per Day (LPD) capacity solar water heating system per month upto 300 LPD capacity.

The rebate would be of Rs 1200 annually for 100 LPD systems, Rs 2400 for 200 LPD systems and Rs 3600 for 300 LPD systems. This rebate would remain effective for a period of three years, he added.

He said that the state government would also provide 100 per cent financial assistance to install solar water heating system in non-profit registered social institutions like orphanages, old age homes, working women hostels, juvenile homes, nature care centres, creches, nari niketans, hostels for students belonging to scheduled castes and weaker sections of the society.

The beneficiary institutes would have to deposit 10 per cent of the system cost towards maintenance of the systems.

Mr Chander Mohan said that yet another new scheme had been introduced to give subsidy on installation of solar water heating system by residents of Haryana and employees of state government living in Chandigarh. This subsidy would be given at a rate of Rs 5,000 for 100 litre system and Rs 10,000 for 200 litre system.

He said that with a view to provide the facility of repair and maintenance of renewable energy devices, nine private Akshay Urja Shops were being set up in Rohtak, Fatehabad, Sonepat, Kurukshetra, Bhiwani, Ambala , Panipat, Yamunanagar and Jhajjar, in addition to the existing Akshay Urja Shops at Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Panchkula, Karnal, Rewari, Narnaul, Kaithal, Sirsa and Jind.

UNI

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