UT’s model solar city project to be India’s theme

United Nations Convention on Climate Change

An aerial view of the solar projects of PEC.

Rajinder Nagarkoti

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 6

The Chandigarh Administration’s ‘model solar city project’ has been selected as India’s solar theme at the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) to be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11.The decision was taken in a meeting in Delhi today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead India’s delegation to the UN’s climate change summit.Confirming the development, Santosh Kumar, Director, Science and Technology Department, and CEO, CREST, said along with Chandigarh, seven states have been selected for the COP21 for different themes. He said at the COP21, a film prepared by the Chandigarh Administration on solar city would also be screened.In the latest report released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the Chandigarh Administration stands first in the installation of solar rooftop projects under the government category. Chandigarh ranks third in the overall list, which also includes private and government-sanctioned projects. As per the list released by the ministry, the UT stands first in the installation of rooftop SPV plants of 4.6 million watt peak (mWp) under projects sanctioned by the MNRE. Under this category, Tamil Nadu stands second with 4.40 mWp followed by Andhra Pradesh with 2.37 mWp.Recently, for the first time in the country, the UT Administration had used unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) “drone” to capture the aerial view of all solar rooftop projects in the City Beautiful. Modi to lead Indian delegation


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