Human activity is overloading our atmosphere with carbon dioxide and other global warming emissions, which trap heat, steadily drive up the planet’s temperature, and create significant and harmful impacts on our health, our environment, and our climate.
Considering the current situation and pondering over the future, Punjab Government is clear that there is a huge need to replace the non-renewable sources of energy with renewable ones. The State has already started working upon solar infrastructure to provide sustainable energy source to its people. The solar plants and roof tops that have been installed by Punjab Government have ensured that the State is one step ahead in energy conservation.
To name few projects already installed by the Government are: Plant Capacity of 1MW at Lallian Kalan, Dist. Jalandhar and rooftop solar power plant at Radha Soami Satsang, Beas.
Moreover, well known companies like Welspun Solar Punjab, Azure Urja, Madhav Solar, International Switchgears, Omega Solar Energy, Punj Lloyd have joined hands with Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) for promoting renewable resources. The State is already known for depending on thermal generations producing 57MW of solar photovoltaic power, and with the deployment of 19 new projects, the State is expecting to produce 215MW of solar power.
The vision of Punjab’s New and Renewable Energy Minister, Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia of producing 4120MW energy by 2020 is expected to give a new and beneficial direction to both rural as well as urban areas of Punjab. Relying upon the facts that the energy produced is an eco-friendly, versatile, affordable, inexhaustible and of multipurpose use, Punjab is investing in the correct direction.
The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy Sources is working with the concept of generating clean and green energy and protecting the environment for future generations. From domestic lighting to roads and highways, from commercial and industrial lighting to power deficient areas, Punjab is gearing up to conquer all the areas revolving around humans.
One of the most important insights of setting up solar power grids is that the setup requires very little maintenance and lasts longer. It also saves upon a huge amount of money as the cost of expansion of utility grid is usually very high.
Aiming for a clean and carbon-free State, Punjab Government plans to utilize the renewable source of energy in the best possible manner. The Government is dedicated to bring about an energy revolution in the State to safeguard both its people and the environment.