Delhi police has announced that it plans to set up rooftop solar energy systems in over 200 of its buildings across the city.
Delhi police has announced that it plans to set up rooftop solar energy systems in over 200 of its buildings across the city. And in this regard, it has signed a pact with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for assistance in the implementation of projects.
Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik said that the Delhi Police has always been at the forefront in adopting new technology and innovative practices in all spheres of its working. Adding that he hopes that the project will be completed soon in a phased manner with active cooperation between the two agencies.
Under the pact (MoU) signed between the two agencies, SECI, the government’s nodal agency for implementation of the National Solar Mission, will support the implementation of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic systems on the establishments of Delhi police.
“This MOU will go a long way in making Delhi green and will be optimally used in the buildings and complexes available with Delhi Police all across the city,” Patnaik added.
According to the Delhi Police, it has more than 200 establishments spread across the city and their electricity requirements are quite significant. The project intends to utilise vacant roofs of their buildings to harness solar energy and to cater part of their electricity demand through the generated green energy. With this project, it is estimated that rooftop solar systems of total capacity of about 3-4 MW will be implemented across various police buildings.
In addition to this, it would result in a significant reduction on electricity bill payments of the Delhi Police, the officials added.
Lauding the green initiative, MNRE secretary Anand Kumar said solar energy is economical as well as environmentally friendly. He emphasised that this is a landmark beginning in the capital city of the country where the premier police force of the country has come forward to adopt this solar power technology all across its establishments which will not only reduce their electricity bill but also further the cause of ‘Clean Energy’.