Punjab Government wins award for achievement in rooftop solar power output

Punjab Government has won first award in the category of highest capacity addition in grid connected solar rooftop power in the country during the financial year 2014-15.

It is one of 5 awards won by Punjab New and Renewable Energy Department (PNRED) for outstanding performance in the various fields of Renewable Energy and Power Generation.

The other four areas in which Punjab won awards includes

  • Highest capacity addition of off-grid waste to energy plants.
  • Deployment of highest cumulative numbers of Solar Water Pumps.
  • Achieving highest cumulative grid connected solar rooftop power capacity.
  • Achieving highest capacity addition in grid connected solar power in the country.

These awards were conferred to the Punjab state by Union Minister of State for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal at a function held in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Union Territory of Chandigarh bagged the second spot in the highest capacity addition in grid connected solar rooftop power in the country category.

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