Delhi Solar Energy Policy Draft Released

Published: 10th September 2015 05:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th September 2015 05:01 PM   |  A+A-


DELHI: Delhi Power Minister Satyendra Jain on Thursday released a Delhi Solar Energy Policy 2015 draft aimed at generating 1,000 MW solar power in the next five years.

"To promote solar energy, solar panels will be installed on the roof-tops of every government buildings and we'll start with Delhi Secretariat," Jain said at an event at the secretariat here.

Delhi Dialogue Commission vice chairman Ashish Khetan was also present at the release.

The minister said a tender for 5MW solar power generation had been floated. "We have a target to generate 1,000 MW solar power in next five years and 2,000 MW by 2025," he said.

"This solar policy will promote rapid growth of solar power, especially roof-top via a combination of generation targets, regulations, mandate and incentives. This will also promote net-metering and grid connectivity for all solar plants," he added.

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