SDMC ‘First’ in Country to Generate Solar Energy, Selling Surplus Power

As much as 2500 KW peak solar power is being generated from the solar panels installed in 54 schools and a community centre, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation said. The body has earned Rs 9.69 lakh by selling its surplus power to distribution company BSES after consumption in its own buildings.

SDMC Solar Rooftop

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has become first of its kind in the country to generate solar energy by installing rooftop panels of its 55 buildings and earn huge money while selling the surplus power to a power distribution company. This, according to SDMC, is the data of past three months that revealed the civic body is earning huge sums of money from the process of selling.

According to SDMC, it aims to install solar panels on 400 buildings by June 2019. The target would help in ramping up of efforts to go green and earn revenue simultaneously.

As much as 2500 KW peak solar power is being generated from the solar panels installed in 54 schools and a community centre, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation said. The body has earned Rs 9.69 lakh by selling its surplus power to distribution company BSES after consumption in its own buildings.

SDMC Commissioner Puneet Kumar Goel said. 3.14 lakh units were generated, out of which 2 lakh units have been sold after internal consumption of 1.14 lakh units.

“The SDMC has become the first municipal corporation in the country to generate solar energy by installing solar panels over rooftops of its over 55 buildings and earn a huge income in three months by selling surplus power to a power distribution company,” the SDMC statement said.

The commissioner said Rs 12 crore invested in setting up of solar energy panels will be recovered in just five years. The solar panels will remain in working to generate power for the next 25 years.

He also said the corporation will install solar panels over rooftops of its 111 buildings by June 2018 and over more than 400 buildings by June 2019.

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