24 Feb '16, 4am

India’s Chandigarh plans to make rooftop solar mandatory: The Indian city of Chandigarh is planning on becomin...

India’s Chandigarh plans to make rooftop solar mandatory: The Indian city of Chandigarh is planning on becomin...

Tata Power Solar recently installed one of the world#s largest rooftop plants in Punjab. Credit Tata Power Solar The Indian city of Chandigarh is planning on becoming the second municipality in India to make rooftop solar mandatory on all buildings. Santosh Kumar, director of ‘Chandigarh Renewal Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society’ (CREST) told PV Tech that Chandigarh is planning to issue a notification, which makes solar PV installation mandatory on all buildings based on plot size. However the proposal is still in draft stages and will require a public consultation. All residential buildings, which fall within the limits of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh, and are built on a plot size of more than 100 square yards will be required to have rooftop solar installations or solar water heating systems. The size of the compulsory installation goes up with the si...

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