The Chandigarh municipal corporation will install rooftop solar energy power plants with robotic cleaning equipment at three of its material recovery facility (MRF) centers, a first for the city.
The project, which has received approval from the Chandigarh Renewal Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (Crest) of the UT administration, will install a 450-kilowatt solar plant at each MRF center, totaling to 1.35 MW, and produce 5.85 lakh units of power annually.
The estimated revenue from each MRF solar plant is Rs 29 lakh, and the total revenue for the three centers is Rs 87 lakh. The MC will receive a yearly payment of Rs 26 lakh.
The project also includes the installation of a robotic facility to automatically clean the solar panels due to their height. This project is part of the municipal corporation’s plan to install solar panel rooftops in all of its buildings in the upcoming fiscal year, aiming to focus on solar energy and make it a new revenue production segment.