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SDMC earns Rs 9.69 lakhs by selling surplus solar power

[ecis2016.org] The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has said that it is the first civic body in the country to generate solar energy from rooftop panels, earned Rs 9.69 lakhs by selling surplus power to a distribution company

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), on May 24, 2018, claimed that it had become the first civic body in the country to generate solar energy from rooftop panels and earning income, by selling the surplus power. “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,” a statement from the SDMC said.

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The SDMC also plans to install solar panels on the rooftops of its 400 buildings by June 2019, in a bid to ramp up its efforts to go green and earn revenue simultaneously, officials said.

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As much as 2,500 KW peak solar power is being generated from the solar panels installed in 54 schools and a community centre, the SDMC said in a statement. It has earned Rs 9.69 lakhs, by selling its surplus power to distribution company BSES, after consumption in its own buildings, it said. SDMC commissioner Puneet Kumar Goel, said 3.14 lakh units were generated, out of which two lakh units have been sold, after internal consumption of 1.14 lakh units.

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The commissioner said Rs 12 crores, invested in setting up of solar energy panels, will be recovered in just five years. The solar panels will remain in working condition, 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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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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