Mangalore Urban Development Authority installs rooftop solar power unit on its building

Mangalore Urban Development Authority installs rooftop solar power

The Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) has commissioned rooftop solar power unit on its building. With the installation of solar power unit MUDA building has become the second building in the state to use green energy.

The facility was inaugurated by J.R. Lobo, MLA and Ivan D’Souza, MLC in presence of MUDA Chairman Kodijal Ibrahim.

The 25 kWp solar grid-connected power system installed by Orb Energy on the MUDA’s building at Rs. 27.20 lakh

Speaking on the occasion, MUDA Commissioner Mohammed Nazeer said “with the solar power unit, the Authority would save up to Rs. 25,000 a month on power bills. The Authority had informally commissioned the unit on April 28 and so far generated over 1,000 units of power. About 120 units of power is generated each day through the unit.” He further added “Mangalore Urban Development Authority would stand to gain by selling excess power to Mangalore Electricity Supply Company.”

Lobo urged the Mangaluru City Corporation to explore the possibility of installing solar power units at its sewage treatment plants and water supply units thereby reducing the financial burden. He said Dakshina Kannada district, which gets sunlight for about 300 days a year, is highly suitable for solar power production.

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