Pune’s Nine Hills Goes Solar, Installs Largest PV Plant

According to the Society Chairman Kusai Goawala, “We used to get a monthly bill of approximately P 3 lakh for the society, now with the solar plant, we will reduce consumption and pay only about 1.75 lakh per month for usage.”

solar power plant

In a significant development, the city’s largest residential rooftop solar power plant, with a capacity of 120 kwp, was inaugurated by mayor Mukta Tilak.

“This is largest solar plant on a residential premises in Pune that I have inaugurated,” she said at the inaugural ceremony, at the Nine Hills co-operative housing society, at the NIBM annexe.

This society has 322 flats with 1,600 members residing here.

Since October 2015, residents have been paying exorbitant electricity bills.

According to the Society Chairman Kusai Goawala, “We used to get a monthly bill of approximately P 3 lakh for the society, now with the solar plant, we will reduce consumption and pay only about 1.75 lakh per month for usage.”

Residents living the society agreed to it passionately and the installation contract was awarded to Aegasun Energy.

The work started in August and was completed in December last year.

Alpesh Shah, secretary of the society, said, “This will not only enable reducing pollution, but also entail savings in terms of electricity cost to the society.”

The solar plant was constructed at a cost of about P55 lakh and after considering a subsidy received from Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA), Nine Hills has spent P23 lakh.

Source: HT

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