Wednesday, 06 December 2017 17:09

UP cabinet approves new Solar Energy Policy-2017

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UP cabinet has given nod to a new Solar Energy Policy-2017 which would be effective for five years until 2022. Under the new policy, 10,000 surya mitras will be appointed in the state.

As per the new policy, the UP government aims to generate 10,700MW electricity through solar panels. The same, if achieved, would help in reducing 1.36 crore tonne carbon dioxide which would be equivalent to 6.42 crore trees consuming CO2.

To encourage use of solar energy generation on private residences, the UP government would give a subsidy grant ranging from Rs 15,000 per kilowatt to Rs 30,000. This would be in addition to the grant being given by the Centre.

Around 50,000 consumers would be benefited from the scheme. Besides, no inspection would be done for 10KW solar panel and the height of solar panels would not be included in the floor area ratio.

The state government will also set up a mega solar park in Bundelkhand under public sector, Singh added.

Additional Info

  • News Section: Policy & Regulations
  • Month: December
  • Year: 2017
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