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Chandigarh can now boost of having North India’s largest floating solar project

Project worth Rs 11.70 crore inaugurated at Water Works in Sector 39

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- January 23rd 2023 07:14 PM
Chandigarh can now boost of having North India’s largest floating solar project

Chandigarh can now boost of having North India’s largest floating solar project

Chandigarh, January 23: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit on Monday inaugurated North India’s largest floating solar project of 2000kWp at Water Works, Sector- 39, Chandigarh.

Besides, he also inaugurated a 500kWp floating solar project with fountains at Dhanas Lake, Chandigarh. MP Kirron Kher, Adviser to the Administrator Dharam Pal and Chandigarh Mayor Anoop Gupta were also present on the occasion.


North India's largest 2000kWp floating solar power plant at Water Works, Sector-39, Chandigarh, has been installed at a cost of Rs 11.70 crore. On the other hand, 500kWp floating solar power plant with fountains at Dhanas Lake has been set up at a cost of Rs 3.34 crore.

The projects have been designed and executed by CREST (Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society), UT Chandigarh, and will generate minimum of Rs 35 lakh units (kWh) of solar energy per year with 20 per cent module efficiency.



The Administrator appreciated the efforts of CREST and the Forest and Wildlife Department for developing and beautifying Dhanas Lake with lovely fountains.

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UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit urged the people of Chandigarh to install rooftop solar power at their residential houses, office buildings, factories, etc., so as to tap the solar energy and asked the citizens to join hands with the Administration in promoting solar power. 

MP Kirron Kher and Adviser to the Administrator  Dharam Pal also appreciated the efforts of CREST on the inauguration of these unique floating projects.

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- With inputs from our correspondent

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