Thursday, 2 June 2016

Acting Chief Justice Inaugurate 100 kWp Rooftop Grid tied Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant

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Chandigarh 02nd June:-  Hon'ble Justice S.J. Vazifdar, acting Chief Justice, Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, inaugurated today 100 kWp Rooftop Grid tied Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant at District Courts Complex, Sector-43, Chandigarh in the presence of Hon'ble Justice Surya Kant, Chairman, Building Committee (High Court) and Hon'ble Justice M. Jeyapaul, Administrative Judge, Chandigarh Sessions Division.

Hon'ble Justice S.J. Vazifdar appreciated the efforts taken by UT Administration in developing Chandigarh as Model Solar City. He appreciated the lead taken by Chandigarh in installing Solar Rooftop Plants on Government  Buildings but desired that in future more emphasis shall be given to promote its use by Private individual as well on their rooftop.

Santosh Kumar, IFS, CCF & Director (Science & Technology & Renewable Energy) & CEO, CREST, UT Chandigarh informed that the 100 kWp Rooftop SPV Power Plant has been installed by CREST (Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science & Technology Promotion Society) with 30% CFA from Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India. The total cost of the Project is Rs.92.32 Lac which includes operation & maintenance charge for 10 years. M/s Exicom Tele-Systems Ltd., Gurgaon is the contracting firm who has installed this Solar Power Plant.  The Plant shall be able to generate 1, 25,000 kWh (units) per year. He further informed that Government of India   has set an ambitious target of installing one lakh Megawatt Rooftop Solar Power Plants by 2022. Though it is a huge task but Chandigarh Administration is committed in achieving it by providing various incentives and inviting private sector investment in this Solar sector. Chandigarh Administration is committed to take active steps for mitigating the ill effects of climate change.

Balbir Singh, District & Sessions Judge, alongwith all the Judicial Officers of Chandigarh Sessions Division,  Ravinder Singh, Project Director (CREST) and other Senior Officers/ officials of Chandigarh Administration were present on the occasion.