The district has been generating 3.5 million units per annum through its solar power plants.
Deputy commissioner Tanu M Kashyap said that a 200 KW solar power plant at Khatkar Kalan, 100 KW at Raja Sahib Nabh Kanwal, 1.0 MW at Mehandipur village and 1.5 MW at Sahiba village, were commissioned and were generating three lakh, 1.5 lakh and 3 million, units per annum respectively.
She further told that the solar power plant at Mehandipur and Sahiba, included among the nine solar power plants of state, having capacity of 10.50 MW solar power generations, is supplying power to PSPCL under purchase agreement.
Apart from that, an amount of Rs. 29 lakh had been given as subsidy to promote other solar power based projects including solar water heating systems, solar street lights; solar cookers bio-energy based Bio-Gas Plants in the district.
She also said that as many as 279 solar street lights had been installed in the district at total subsidy of Rs. 9 lakh into the villages including Aur, Uraparr, Guraparr and Chak Dana. Likewise, as many as 7100 litre per day total capacity of solar water heaters had been installed at a total subsidy of Rs. 4.6 lakh with subsidy amount of Rs. 6,600 per heater. She also said that to promote bio-fuel for kitchens, as many as 195 bio-gas plants had been installed in the district at a subsidy of Rs. 8000 per plant.