Punjab harnessing solar power in fields, targets 1000 MW in two years

26-Jun-2015 #State Policy Source: Zee News

Punjab aims to generate 1000 MW either from rooftop projects or from the fields by 2017. The government has recently launched a scheme to encourage the farmers to set up solar power plants ranging from 1 MW to 2.5 MW in the fields to promote clean energy. The state witnessed a 25-fold increase in the solar power production in just 2 years and major investment is made by NRIs (non-resident Indians), who have commissioned 42.30 MW solar power projects with an outlay of $38 million.

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