Punjab is endowed with vast potential of solar energy with over 300 days of sun shine in a year with isolation level varying between 4-7 Kwh/sq.m. This Renewable Energy source is being efficiently explored by PEDA. Till date solar power projects of capacity 809 MW have been commissioned in the state. This achievement is since 2012 when it was just 9 MW.
In order to promote Roof top solar power plants, Govt of Punjab notified Net metering Policy on 5 November 2014 and till date 418 Roof top solar plants of capacity 13.7 MW have been installed in different sectors i.e Domestic, Instituional, Government, Commericial and Industrial sectors . PEDA has fixed a target of 200 MW capacity to be achieved by the year 2022.