Ghaziabad to be developed as Uttar Pradesh’s next solar city after Ayodhya


The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) plans to develop Ghaziabad as the next solar city of Uttar Pradesh after Ayodhya. Ghaziabad will meet 10% of its electricity requirements from solar power in four years, reported the daily newspaper Times of India.

Uttar Pradesh targets 22 GW of solar power generation capacity over the next five years under the Solar Policy 2022 announced by the state government. Out of the targeted 22 GW PV capacity, 6 GW is planned from rooftop solar. The policy provides big incentives for the adoption of rooftop solar systems.

Residential consumers can avail of both centre and state government subsidies for rooftop solar installations.

The Centre will offer a subsidy of INR 14,588 per kW for the installation of solar panels in residential areas. The Uttar Pradesh government will provide additional support of INR 15,000 per kW with a maximum of INR 30,000 per kW, Anupam Shukla, UPNEDA director, was quoted as saying by TOI.

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