- Rajasthan aiming to produce solar energy from rooftops
- 468 families in Rajasthan have joined in solar rooftop harvesting
- State looking at producing 2,300 megawatts of solar by 2022
"It makes sense to people because it appeals to their pockets. I have already done it in my own house. So I try to explain to people If I can do it, anybody can do it ," she told NDTV.
468 families in Rajasthan have joined in solar rooftop harvesting.
Rajasthan is looking at producing 2,300 megawatts of solar by 2022, a target the government admits is a steep one to meet. The state is already producing 88 megawatts of electricity from over 600 solar rooftops in homes, industrial and government buildings.
Now, Mr Chauhan has excess electricity produced at home which he gives to the power grid. "In this system I get a zero bill and I am also an exporter. I am generating electricity and giving back to the grid," he said.
Electricity requirements in rural Rajasthan, where power connections are often missing are also being met through solar power. 25,000 rural households have solar power that lets them run five LED bulbs, a fan and a cell phone charge for 24 hours.