Centre mulls rooftop grid solar scheme

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Chandigarh, Nov 12 (UNI) The Centre is planning to formulate and launch a scheme regarding rooftop grid interactive solar photo voltaic system for generation of electricity for commercial establishments, housing complexes and industries.

This was stated by Union Secretary of New and Renewable Energy Ministry Deepak Gupta today while presiding over a consultation meet on Rooftop grid interactive solar PV System for electricity generation held today at Gurgaon.

The meet was organised by Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA).

The meet was attended by various stakeholders like nursing homes, hospitals, IT parks, hotels, malls, housing complexes, industries and schools.

Mr Gupta was in Gurgaon to know the response of the stakeholders about launching of such scheme and after interacting with them he was happy with the overwhelming response.

He called upon Gurgaon residents to make it a solar city by adopting solar equipments in place of Diesel Genset Captive power.

He said the power generated through gensets was not dependable for a longer period of time as the diesel prices were soaring high and petroleum reservoirs were constantly exhausting. Moreover, the emission of harmful gases like CO2 cause environmental hazards.

''It was high time that persons in every field should think of adopting solar energy system as part of his life,'' Mr Gupta observed.

HAREDA Director Sumita Mishra told that they had chosen Gurgaon for this project because here people with different line of thinking resided and they believed in bringing change.

''Moreover, the building sector in Gurgaon has a rapid growth rate of more than 20 per cent as against national average of 11 per cent,'' she added.

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