Diu Becomes First UT to be 100% Powered by Solar Energy

Diu has become the first Union Territory in India to run 100 percent on solar power generated energy. Diu has managed to generate surplus solar power for its residents, reducing their electricity costs, in a span of just three years.

Diu, which is one of the least populated territories in India, marking an area of 42 square kilometres, has witnessed the installation of solar power plants in over more than 50 acres of its land. Of this, about 3 megawatts is generated by the rooftop solar plants, while the other 10 megawatts is produced by other solar power plants.

Source- The Times of India

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Exams-
  • Governor of Daman and Diu- Praful Khoda Patel.


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