Navi Mumbai Society Switches to Solar to Reduce CO2 Emissions
Residents of a Navi Mumbaibased cooperative housing society recently installed a 31 kilowatt-power (kWp) rooftop solar power system in a bid to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) by one tonne every month.
According to the society members, the reduction in their annual carbon footprints is equivalent to planting 500 trees. Residents of Alaknanda Cooperative Housing Society (CHS), which has 183 flats in nine buildings, installed the rooftop system – spread across 10,000 sq. ft area, having 100 panels – at a cost of
20 lakh earlier this year, to power its water pump, four lifts, gardens, parking spaces, and staircases. The society, which had been spending45,000 every month on electricity bills, hopes to reduce the same by 90% to `5,000 now.