A publication was released against the backdrop of the conference on “Harvesting the Sun” organised by CII on 6 March, 2014 at Chandigarh. The background paper reflects the scenario of recent focus on renewable energy and the developing of solar cities nationally. Chandigarh has also been identified as one of the potential solar cities by the government of India.
The paper covers the following aspects of Solar Cities:
· Need for Solar Cities
· What is a Solar City?
· How to identify a city for developing as Solar City
· Number of cities to be developed as Solar Cities
· Objectives of the Solar City programme
· Action Agenda
· Projecting Chandigarh as a Solar City
· Government Support
· CII Recommendations