COVID 19: Chandigarh not to impose penalty for not installing rooftop solar

Chandigarh Administration had earlier set March 31 as the deadline for rooftop solar installation in residential houses in UT, however, in the wake of lockdown the administration has decided not to impose any penalty on residents for now.

The administration would hold a meeting once the lockdown is over to decide the future course of action said Debendra Dalai, CEO, Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (Crest).

“No punitive action will be taken against people for not installing solar plants on their houses during the lockdown,” he said.

The Union government recently notified the new subsidy scheme for the rooftop solar units, wherein the subsidy amount has been raised from 30% to 40% for panels up to 3kWp capacity.

For solar units from 4kWp to 10kWp, the subsidy will be 20%. The same has been adopted by the UT administration. There will be no subsidy for plants above 10kWp.

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