Chandigarh, 19.06.20-U.T. Chandigarh Govt. has approved the scheme for installation of SPV Power Plants on the residential sector rooftops under RESCO mode, in which the residents of Chandigarh who are having the connected load 5kWp and more are eligible irrespective of their plot size.

In this connection, Sh.Debendra Dalai, IFS Director (Science & Technology & Renewable Energy) & C.E.O., CREST, Chandigarh Administration UT Chandigarh told "The project will be installed equal to the connected load maximum upto 10kWp or depending upon the consumption of the consumer. With the approval of this scheme the SPV Power Plant will be installed with zero investment of the beneficiaries and the project will be transferred to the beneficiaries without any charges after a period of around 15 years which will be decided through e-tender. The beneficiaries will get the solar power at a fixed tariff of Rs.3.44 per unit till the project transfer period. The Operation & Maintenance till the transfer period will be at the part of the company installing the SPV Power Plants. The solar panels will also act as insulator for the rooftop and will directly reduce the AC load of the top floor".

Sh.Debendra Dalai further explained"As a pilot project 2200 No. of systems from a capacity of 5kWp to 10kWp shall be installed on first come first serve basis. This scheme will directly benefit to the consumers of plot size 500 Sq yards and above where the installation of power plant is mandatory. The U.T. Govt. presently extended the date of mandatory installation for SPV Power Plant upto 31.03.2021. However, all the residents even having less than 500 Sq.Yards plot area can apply and take the benefit of this scheme".