Four Solar Power Projects Worth 6.5 MW Floating Up in Chandigarh Soon

Mar 15, 2022 05:57 PM ET
  • First announced last year, these projects are finally all set to continue to the building and construction phase.
  • With a tension on floating solar, these projects will contribute to the fast building portfolio of floating solar projects in India.

Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and also Innovation Promotion (CREST) will certainly create 4 solar power projects totaling 6.5 MW ability in various areas of Chandigarh. The price of this solar development will certainly be Rs 43 crore.

Regarding the projects are concerned, two will certainly be first of their kind. These solar power projects will certainly be created over 2 water streams-- N-Choe and Patiala ki Rao. The estimated expense of solar power installation over each will pertain to around Rs 13 crore.

In Sector 39 of Chandigarh, a 2MW floating solar power plant will be created that will come at an expense of Rs 12 crore. The purpose is likewise to reduce the rate of evaporation as well as save the potable water for the locals of Chandigarh. Then there will certainly also be a 500 KW floating solar project at Dhanas Lake which will come at a price of Rs 5 crore. The CREST executive committee meeting had accepted the Dhanas Lake solar power project last February.

The lake will likewise host a water fountain that will bring in visitors and also contribute to the worth of the area. CREST CEO Debendra Dalai states that normally 1kWp produces concerning 1300 units of electrical energy yearly however the very same can generate 1400 units when mounted over a water body.

The financial estimate is currently in position and also the administration of the Union Territory has currently offered its monetary nod for the solar projects. The last rates will certainly show up just when the tender procedure is full.

Chandigarh Solar Power Trajectory

In a status report submitted to the Chandigarh Administration, CREST has actually declared that the organization has actually mounted concerning 48MW solar power by the last February.

CREST is mandated to attain an enthusiastic 75MW solar energy by August 2023 as the administration had actually submitted the target to the Centre under 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava' campaign. The MNRE had actually just recently raised the solar power target of the Union Territory from 50 MW to 69 MW.

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