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Chandigarh If suitable measures are taken, UT can meet 20% power needs through solar energy by 2018: TERI report

After taking a lead in introducing a ‘smoke-free’ environment and banning polythene bags, the UT Administration is now considering another ambitious plan: to make Chandigarh a ‘solar city’. A draft of the detailed project report (DPR) on this was submitted to the Administration last week. The report has been prepared by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) for the Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST).

The target is to ensure that solar energy (a completely non-polluting variant) meets 10 per cent of the total energy requirements of the residential and commercial sectors in Chandigarh by 2012. The report says if suitable measures are taken, UT can meet 20 per cent of its residential and commercial power requirements through solar energy by 2018.

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