Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

You are here

Background paper on Solar Cities Background paper on Solar Cities

Background Paper on Solar Cities

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had launched a program on “Development of Solar Cities” in February 2008. The programme has been modified /revised vide no. 5/4/2013-14/SC dated 17th January 2014 for implementation during the 12th Five Year Plan. The Solar City aims at minimum 10% reduction in projected demand of conventional energy at the end of five years, which can be achieved through a combination of energy efficiency measures and enhancing supply from renewable energy sources in the City. A total of 60 cities/towns are proposed to be supported for development as “Solar/ Green Cities”. At least one city in each State to a maximum of seven cities in a State may be supported by the Ministry. The cities should have population between 5 to 50 lakh. Relaxation could be considered for special category states including North-Eastern States