North Delhi Municipal Corporation to set up solar panels in 200 government schools

The civic body was allotted 7 crores  by the Centre. To initiate the project, it would need a month and a half.

NEW DELHI: The NDMC on Wednesday decided to install solar panels in 200 government schools. The standing committee of the North MCD passed the decision. The idea behind the project is to generate energy in every government-run school.

“If schools can generate their own energy, we can save around Rs 20-25 lakhs per month,” NDMC chairman, Jai Prakash said.

The centre has allotted 7 crores for the project and the civic body won’t have to spend its funds. “The extra power which will be generated from the solar panels will be sold to power grids for Rs 5.50 per unit. This will be an additional source of income for the civic body. Also the roofs of the schools will be used to install the solar panels.

To start the program, the civic body would need a month and half’s time. The solar panels are yet to be purchased. Apart from schools, North MCD also plans to introduce solar plants in the community centre and civic centres. Earlier, the North MCD had installed grid-connected rooftop solar panels on municipal buildings. These included 30 schools, four hospitals and four zonal offices.



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