Punjab is the Leading Example of Solar Success Story:Experts

Punjab’s Journey from 9 MW in 2012 to 540 MW in 2015 explains how state has made progress in the field of solar energy.

Punjab Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today Punjab would encourage farmers to establish mini solar plants in their own land even as he announced that the State government was open to subsidizing installation of solar pumps for agricultural purposes from the funds being given to PSPCL for free power.

Presiding over the first ever state Solar Summit organized here, the Deputy chief minister also announced that the State would target establishment of solar generation capacity of 2,000 mw. He also congratulated New and Renewable Energy minister Bikram Singh Majithia and his entire team for the phenomenal solar energy capacity addition in Punjab which has increased from 9 mw in 2012 to 541 mw this year and brought in an investment of Rs 4,000 crore into the State.