The Haryana government has intensified campaign for maximum use of solar energy in Faridabad. The government has made it mandatory to set up solar water heating systems on the houses constructed on plots the size of 500 sq yard and more.
"Yes, we have made installation of solar water heating system on rooftop of the houses coming up on 500 square yard and more mandatory in Faridabad," said B.C. Sharma, project officer, Haryana Renewable Energy Department, Faridabad.
He said the systems were also mandatory for multi-storey buildings, hospitals, hotels, institutes, tourist complexes, motels and some government buildings also.
"The houses coming up on 500 square yard plot sizes will not get completion certificates if solar water heating systems are not installed," said Rattan Singh, sub divisional Engineer, HUDA Faridabad.
He said the order received from chief administrator's office in Chandigarh in this connection would be strictly followed in the coming up new sectors in Faridabad.
Meanwhile, Municipal Corporation of Faridabad is in the process of replacing about 33000 street lights by energy efficient lights.