In November 2017, work began on the photovoltaic system on existing roofs. The first building to receive the panels is the old people’s home, which is located near the transformer that converts the 11 kV of the high-voltage line into 440 V. The transformer will be installed on the existing roofs. The transformer house is fed into the existing power grid. In a first step, 200 kWp will be installed. The stands for the panels are already assembled.
The manufacturer uses concrete weights to protect the construction from storm and wind. Identical installations were previously inspected at an agricultural school in Nawanshahr. The manufacturer is a large and renowned Indian company offering a wide range of products from electric cables, light switches and fuse boxes to solar panels. The measure is subsidised by the Indian government with 28% through a programme to promote alternative energies. The majority is to be covered thereby from own resources.