Odisha to make rooftop solar panels mandatory for new buildings

government has decided to make panels mandatory for new building plan approval in a bid to meet consumption in the Smart City Bhubaneswar.

According to reports the decision was taken at the first Executive Council meeting of State Council on Science and Technology.

Science & Technology Secretary Bhaskar Jyoti Sarma said that the installation of panels should be mandatory for building plan approval.

An appropriate scheme for generation in building will be formulated for providing an initial subsidy of Rs 10,000 per KW for the promotion of rooftops throughout the State.

Reports states that before implementing the move, the State Government will make the Secretariat an energy efficient building and government may soon conduct a study for mapping rooftops in Bhubaneswar for assessing optimum alignment of panels in residences by engaging reputed agencies.

The State Government has already launched a subsidy of 30 per cent on the total investment for installation of roof top project to encourage energy project.


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