MNRE (G.O.I), New Delhi has selected Chandigarh to be developed as a Model Solar City through Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST). Master Plan for Model solar City was prepared by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI). The Master Plan of Chandigarh Solar City has been approved by MNRE, GOI in Jan/12.
The Department of Science & Technology, UT Chandigarh through CHANDIGARH RENEWAL ENERGY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PROMOTIONAL SOCIETY (CREST) is the Nodal Agency for executing Solar & other RE Projects.
Solar City: The Concept
A "solar city" is an urban area that aims to:
(A) Solar Photo Voltaic Power Generation( Grid Connected)
(i) Roof Top Based Solar power Generation
(ii) Use of Landfill site for Solar Power Generation
(B) Solar Water Heating System
(C) SPV Street Light system in Parks, Gardens etc