The then Central government had selected Chandigarh to be developed as a 'model solar city'. Chandigarh Renewal Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society’(CREST) was established as a nodal agency responsible for the development, implementation, coordination and monitoring of the initiatives undertaken under this vision.
Target set for rooftop solar capacity to be set up by year 2022 and interim target of 5 MWp to be set up by 2017.
Revised target and year to be achieved was set for 2022 by the new central govt. in 2014.
Rooftop capacity established as of Dec 2018.
Chandigarh administration and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy seeks plan from CREST on how it will meet its 2022 deadline.