The move will give momentum to the Delhi government’s flagship programme to make the national capital a solar Delhi.
New Delhi: Solar power may soon light up the government schools in Delhi as the Aam Aadmi Party government is considering a proposal to set up photo-voltaic panels on rooftops on all of its school buildings. The move will give momentum to the Delhi government’s flagship programme to make the national capital a solar city. The Delhi government, in its Solar Policy, targets to generate 2,000 MW electricity through solar power by 2025. Officials said the proposal to light up Delhi schools with solar energy was ready and would be implemented soon.
“In the initial phase, solar panels will be set up on the rooftops of 25 to 30 school buildings in the city in the next few months,” a Delhi government official said. “In this manner, initially the government is eyeing power generation of 20 to 30 MW solar electricity. After successful implementation of this project, the government will extend it further,” the official added.
In a related development, those consuming up to 400 units will continue to get 50 per cent subsidy on their bills as the Delhi government on Wednesday extended the subsidy for the financial year 2017-18.
The decision that was taken during a Cabinet meet chaired by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and will cost Rs 1,720 to the state exchequer.
“The subsidy will continue to be `two per unit for consumers in the slab of 0-200 units and Rs 2.975 per unit for consumers in the slab of 201-400 units,” an official statement said.