SUBJECT :Solar Energy 


Justice SJ Vazifdar, acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, inaugurates a 100 kWp solar power plant at the District Courts Complex in Sector 43, Chandigarh.

Acting Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court SJ Vazifdar inaugurated 100 kWp rooftop grid tied solar photovoltaic power plant at the District Courts complex.

Justice Surya Kant, Chairman, Building Committee (High Court) and Justice M Jeyapaul, Administrative Judge, Chandigarh Sessions Division, were also present on the occasion.

Justice Vazifdar appreciated the lead taken by Chandigarh in installing solar rooftop plants on government buildings but said in future more emphasis would be given to promote its use by private individuals on their rooftops.

Santosh Kumar, IFS, CCF and Director (science and technology and renewable energy) & CEO, CREST, UT informed that the 100 kWp rooftop SPV power plant has been installed by CREST (Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society) with 30 per cent CFA from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. The total cost of the project is Rs.92.32 lakh which include operation and maintenance charge for 10 years.

The plant will be able to generate 1,25,000 kWh (units) per year. He further informed that the Government of India had set an ambitious target of installing one lakh megawatt rooftop solar power plants by 2022.

Balbir Singh, District and Sessions Judge, along with all Judicial Officers of Chandigarh Sessions Division were present on the occasion.

Source: The Tribune, Chandigarh