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UD Ministry targets generation of 100 MW of solar power in 2 years

New Delhi: CPWD and Solar Power Corporation of India sign MoU to achieve target

629 buildings in 18 states identified for rooftop solar projects

West Bengal leads the list followed by Delhi

The Ministry of Urban Development has launched a mission to generate 100 MW of solar power in the next two years through roof mounted solar panels. Towards achieving this goal, Central Public Works Department (CPWD), the construction major under the Ministry and Solar Power Corporation of India (SPCI) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources today signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MoU was signed by Shri B.B.Bhatia, Director General of CPWD and Dr.Ashvini Kumar, Managing Director of SECI.

Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Power and NRES Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Urban Development Shri Babul Supriyo, Secretary(UD), Shri Shankar Aggarwal and senior officials were present on the occasion.

As per the MoU, CPWD would provide 629 buildings owned and maintained by it in 18 states for installing solar photovoltaic projects on rooftops by the executing agency SECI for generation of power. A total roof area of 16,76,233 sq.mts is available on these buildings out of which 60% would be used for power generation. Solar panels would be connected to the grid.

To begin with, 1 MW capacity solar panels each will installed over central government buildings in New Delhi like Nirman Bhawan, Krishi Bhawan, IP Bhawan, Vidyut Bhawan, Shram Shakti Bhawan etc., within 6 months. CPWD has installed 930 kw capacity on Indira Paryavaran Bhawan and Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi so far.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Venkaiah Naidu and Shri Piyush Goyal have lauded the initiative and said successful implementation of this mission would be a trend setter.

Proposed roof mounted solar power generation in different states is as below:

S.No State Proposed capacity (MW)
1. Delhi 17.00
2. Punjab   0.80
3. J&K   0.90
4. UP   9.30
5. Uttarakhand   1.10
6. West Bengal 43.00
7. Jharkhand   1.00
8. North East   2.50
9. Maharashtra   1.7
10. Gujrat   3.00
11. MP   1.50
12. Tamil Nadu   0.50
13. Andhra Pradesh   2.60
14. Karnataka   3.80
15. Kerala   0.70
16. Telangana   1.40
17. Rajasthan   6.80
18. Bihar  2.70
  Total 100.30

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.