Delhi

Solar city initiative launched

To promote the use of renewable energy in the Capital, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-PACE-D and Indo-German Collaboration (GIZ), launched a ‘solar city initiative’ on Sunday.

The BSES said in a statement that the ‘utility anchored rooftop programme’ aims to maximise utilisation of solar rooftop potential in south and west Delhi.

“Under this programme, rooftop solar installations will be provided at a single point for the entire apartment complex. In the first phase [Solarise Dwarka], around 150 societies will be targeted in Dwarka. Looking at the response, it will be expanded to other residential segments across BSES,” the statement read.

The initiative was launched by Power Minister Satyendar Jain. MLA Gulab Singh, and officials from government, USAID PACE-D, TERI and GIZ were also present.

“The BSES is fully committed to promotion of renewable energy... The aim of our solar city initiative is to accelerate solar rooftop development by aggregating consumers and bringing in necessary participation from solar rooftop developers,” said BRPL CEO Amal Sinha, adding that the initiative will be beneficial for consumers as well.

A 1 kilowatt (kW) solar rooftop system generally is expected to generate 4-5 kilowatt hour (kWh) per day, which corresponds to an average monthly savings of about ₹750 for a period of 25 years on electricity bills for single point delivery consumers.

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