Another feather in the cap for India, as Punjab gets world’s biggest rooftop solar plant. Last month the Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal inaugurated a solar planet at the Saomi Sect headquarters in Beas.
This 139 crore project by Radha Saomi Satsang Beas Educational and Environmental Society (RSSBEES) in technical collaboration with Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) is spread across 82 acres. It is a great initiative to promote clean energy and the plant is expected to generate 150 lakh units of power and this is going to reduce 19,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. It will cater to the electricity needs of 8000 households in the region. Apart from this 7 other solar power plants of the capacity of 8 Mw are slated to be inaugurated in some time making this region one of the largest producers of solar energy in the country.
This initiative by the Saomi sect is a great way to fight the climate change that has brought adverse effects on our planet. This move will also encourage other states as well as other countries to promote solar energy and save our mother earth. Solar energy will not only bring positive impact for earth but also save money which we spend on high electricity bill.
It feels great that gradually India is emerging as a major solar power producer and trying to make our planet a better place to live in.