A presentation was given Saturday on how Chandigarh is being developed as a “Model Solar City” at the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), being held at Morocco. Chandigarh is representing India in the field of solar power.
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Santosh Kumar, Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST), is part of an Indian delegation, said that a detailed presentation on how Chandigarh is being developed as model solar city was given. He said that representatives of other countires lauded the efforts being put in by Chandigarh in field of solar power.
A documentary film on Chandigarh was also showed in the conference.
Chandigarh, which is being developed as model solar city, had also participated in the 21st edition of the conference held in Paris last year.
Chandigarh is ranked number one city in the country in the installation of solar rooftop plants on government buildings. So far, it has managed to install solar panels on over 120 buildings.
The Chandigarh Administration aims to generate 100MW, both residential and government, by 2022. However, despite efforts by CREST, the response from city residents opting for solar power is not very impressive so far.