The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (CMC) has announced plans to build four solar power plants on its land. These projects will cost more than Rs 110 million to be developed. The projects are being planned in collaboration with the Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) and will be located at the city’s three material recovery facilitation centres (MRF), Sector 25, Industrial Area, Phase One, and 3 BRD along Industrial Area, Phase Two.
Due to financial constraints, solar projects on three MRF stations will be installed by the science and technology department rather than CMC. The three projects will cost Rs 74.2 million to complete. The CMC and the science and technology department agreed that the CMC would provide the MRF centre rooftops, while the science and technology department would install solar plants.
Recently in July 2022, CREST floated a tender for the development of 2 MW of grid-connected floating solar projects with high power evacuation systems in Chandigarh. The projects’ anticipated cost is Rs 115 million.