Diu becomes first UT to be 100% solar powered
diu has become the first city of the country to run on 100% renewable energy during daytime. earlier, the union territory had been importing 73% of its power from gujarat until last year. it has a 9 MW solar park spread over 50 hectares rocky barren land besides solar panels on the roof tops on 79 government buildings thereby generating 1.3 MW annually. To further enhance its solar capacity, diu offers its residents a subsidy of ₹10,000-50,000 for installing 1-5KW roof top solar panels. diu is saving about 13,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year. Due to low-cost solar energy, power tariffs have been cut in residential category by 10% last year and 15% this year.