Chandigarh: Free installation of rooftop solar plants to begin in Sept
The Chandigarh Administration has given its consent to the Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) to fix the build, operate and transfer (BOT) model for a period of twenty two and a half years in the city.
The UT administration’s plan to install rooftop solar plants across the city had hit a dead end after CREST had failed to finalise the BOT period with the selected firm even after eight months
The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) had in January granted approval to the installation of grid-connected rooftop solar plants in the city for domestic consumers by a third party under the BOT model.
CREST, which has been designated as an executing agency for renewable energy projects of the Department of Science and Technology, UT, had filed a petition before the JERC, seeking an approval for the installation of grid-connected rooftop (GCRT) power projects for domestic consumers by a third party under the Renewable Energy Services Company (RESCO) BOT model.