The Ministry of State for New and Renewable Energy launched the Pan-India Rooftop Solar Awareness Campaign on Saturday in a bid to mobilise public support for installing solar rooftop panels
Bengaluru: Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy Bhagwant Khuba on Saturday launched the Pan-India Rooftop Solar Awareness Campaign during an event at Bidar, Karnataka. During the launch ceremony, Khuba said that rooftop solar provides an opportunity for common people to make a contribution towards reducing global warming and climate change.
He said that the campaign titled “Ghar ke upar solar is super” shall aim at mobilising local government, citizens, RWAs, and municipalities to spread awareness of rooftop solar panels.
Khuba also said that ministry is working towards achieving target of 500 GW of non-fossil by 2030. He added that rooftop solar will play major role and Tier-2 & Tier-3 cities offer maximum potential in achieving this target. Karnataka alone has the potential of 1 GW rooftop solar, he added.
The minister highlighted that the ministry is providing 40% of subsidy for households to install solar. Hence he urged public to install rooftop by utilising subsidy from central government. The minister said that he has ordered for installing Rooftop solar at his residence in Bidar.
Karnataka minister V Sunil Kumar highlighted PM-KUSUM scheme and urged farmers to utilise the benefits being offered by MNRE and state government. In this scheme farmers will be given 30% subsidy each by centre and state to install solar pumps, he added.
NSEFI, with the support of the German Solar Association (BSW) and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) under the Sequa KVP Programme, is launching a 3 year long, Pan India Rooftop Awareness Program aimed at increasing awareness of solar rooftops among 100 Indian towns and cities, especially tier 2 and tier 3 towns/cities.
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