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Discom Leaves no Stone Unturned for Accelerated Adoption of Rooftop Solar in Delhi

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Once again the capital city of India is striving to adopt rooftop solar at an increased pace. Delhi Metro is currently producing over 32 MW of solar power through rooftop solar plants at its premises and is planning to meet all its energy requirements from clean solar energy in the future. The power plants are installed at Dwarka Sector 21, Anand Vihar, Pragati Maidan, Yamuna Bank, Yamuna Bank Depot, ITO, Ajronda Depot, Bata Chowk, Escorts Mujesar, and Faridabad Metro stations, under the RESCO model entailing a zero-investment model. It currently saves carbon emissions of 20,850 tonnes per annum.

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The BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) are looking at 3,140 rooftop solar installations with a total capacity of 160MW. Rooftop solar is gaining momentum in residential societies as well as educational institutions. The discom is leaving no stone unturned for accelerated adoption of rooftop solar in the city. Around 90 societies and apartment complexes have opted for rooftop solar installations with a sanctioned load of over 5 MW in Delhi. As per BSES, installing rooftop solar could lead to annual savings to the tune of Rs 25.8 crore in the commercial category, Rs. 23.73 crore for educational institutions, and Rs. 9.8 crore for residential consumers across the city.

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India has been lauded for its climate change commitments globally and many countries in the world have joined the ISA initiative started by the country. Given the rising population and increasing demand for power, India is looking at affordable power supplies as well as reducing its carbon footprint.

Addressing the students at IIT-Kharagpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that “India of the 21st century has changed. Now IIT is not only the Indian Institute of Technology but the Institute of indigenous technology. Students should have – self-confidence, self-awareness and selflessness.”

Source: India Times

He encouraged the students to work and innovate on new technologies that could benefit India in becoming Atma-nirbhar in the power and energy space.


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