Punjab for mandatory solar panels on all bldgs
The State Government has come out with NRSE-2012 Policy which aims at maximizing and improving the share of new and renewable sources of energy to 10% of the total installed power capacity of the state by the year 2020 besides promoting renewable energy initiatives for meeting energy needs. The policy also focus on creating conducive conditions to woo private sector investments in NRSE projects along with broader participation by public by giving a slew of incentives. As per the new policy focus would be laid to generate nearly 1000 MW power through non conventional and renewable sources of energy in the state by year 2022.
The Government view came to light during a high level meeting held here to review the untapped potential of solar energy in the state where the Punjab Governor, Shivraj V Patil emphasized that every household across the state should be encouraged to have Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) Panels on their rooftops to augment the energy generation in the state. The Governor further said that solar energy could also be tapped with the installation of SPVs along with the banks of the canals as Punjab had an efficient canal network across the state. He mentioned
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