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In New Delhi, the city government is studying promoting the installation of solar panels on the roofs of residential, industrial, and public and semi-public buildings. In return, the residents of the buildings could receive an economic sum for each watt produced. The report “Rooftop Revolution: Unleashing Delhi’s Solar Potential”, published by Greenpeace India, states that in this way panels can be installed on a total area of ​​31 km² (4.42% of the city area).

The municipal council has the objective that 3% of electricity consumption in 2022 comes from solar energy. Currently, 50% of the energy used in the Indian capital is generated by coal, which leads to the city having high levels of pollution. In 2014, the WHO declared it the most polluted city in the world.