SDMC has become the first municipal corporation in the country to generate solar energy by installing solar panels on the rooftops of its buildings and earn revenue in three months.
A project of 5MW solar rooftop on the municipal buildings has been approved by the South Corporation in its standing committee meeting.
“This additional capacity will not only help us in saving our bills but since the panels will be connected to the grid, we will be able to sell the surplus power generated to the discoms on a net metering basis,” the commissioner of the south corporation, Puneet Goel, said.
Goel told the committee that Lok Sabha has also directed a study to be conducted in order to see the feasibility of the project for setting up a 12MW plant in Ghuman Hera’s vacant land. “Solar Energy Corporation of India is currently doing this study,” he said.
The civic body has recently earned Rs 10 lakh by selling the surplus solar power that it generates from the existing units. Senior officials said that SDMC has become the first municipal corporation in the country to generate solar energy by installing solar panels on the rooftops of its buildings and earn revenue in three months.
The civic body has also cleared the project of installing CCTV cameras in all of its primary schools. “We have 426 municipal primary schools out of which 62 already have CCTV cameras. This project will cover all the remaining 364 schools. The project is estimated to cost over Rs 5 crore,” a senior corporation official overseeing the project said.