Energy Conservation

Haryana buildings, malls to generate own solar energy

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Solar-power-GenerationThe Haryana Government has decided to implement an energy conservation action plan under which solar power generation will be made mandatory in different categories of buildings or areas with a suitable enforcement mechanism.

In a press release issued recently, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said this will lead to generation of 200MW of power, saving Rs 151 crore on coal and Rs 16.60 lakh kilo litres of water, annually.

The annual energy saving by implementing the mandatory provisions will be 320 million units. Three lakh MTs of annual carbon emission will also be prevented in the atmosphere, he said.

In case of all residential buildings built on a plot size of 500 square yards and above falling within the limits of MCs and HUDA/HSIIDC sectors, the mandatory installation of solar power plant to be installed will be of minimum one KWp or five per cent of the connected load, whichever is higher, the official release said.

The user share on installation of minimum proposed capacity system after availing 30 per cent central financial assistance (CFA) would be Rs 52,500.

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In case of all private hospitals and nursing homes, industrial establishments, commercial establishments, malls and hotels with connected load of 50KW to 1000 KW, the solar power plant would be of minimum 10 KWp or five per cent of the connected load, whichever is higher.

The estimated user share on installation of minimum proposed capacity system after availing 30 percent CFA would be Rs 5 lakh.

In case of more than 1,000KW of connected load, it will be mandatory to install solar power plant of minimum 50KWp or three percent of the connected load, whichever is higher. The user share on installation of minimum proposed capacity system after availing 30 per cent CFA would be Rs 22 lakh to Rs 25 lakh, it said.

In the category of all private schools, educational institutes, colleges, hostels, technical, vocational education institutes, universities having connected load of 30KW and above will have the mandatory installation of solar power plant to be installed of minimum five KWp or five per cent of connected load, whichever is higher.

In case of all government buildings, offices, government colleges, educational institutions, universities, having connected load of 30 KW and above, it will be mandatory to install solar power plant of minimum two KWp or five per cent of connected load, whichever is higher.

In case of all new housing complexes developed by group housing societies, builders, housing boards, developed on a plot size of 0.5 acre to one acre, the mandatory installation of solar power plant will be minimum 10KWp with user share on installation of minimum proposed capacity system after availing 30 per cent CFA will be Rs five lakh.

In case of more than one acre to two acres of plot size, the mandatory capacity of the plant will be 20KWp and user share Rs 10 lakh.

In case of all water lifting stations of Irrigation Department having connected load of 100KW and above, it will be mandatory to install solar power plant of minimum 50KWp or three per cent of connected load, whichever is higher.

It was also decided that a State Level Monitoring Committee headed by Chief Secretary will be constituted to monitor the implementation of these energy conservation measures.

He said there is immense potential for power generation from the renewable energy sources particularly the solar energy, in the commercial sector and the government sector with consequent environmental benefits.

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