Police establishments to have rooftop solar systems
NEW DELHI:The Delhi police will set up rooftop solar energy systems in over 200 of its buildings across the city, the officials said on Wednesday.
The Delhi police will set up rooftop solar energy systems in over 200 of its buildings across the city, the officials said on Wednesday.
A pact in this regard was signed between Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Delhi police. Under this, SECI, a PSU under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the government’s nodal agency for implementation of the National Solar Mission, will support the implementation of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic systems on the establishments of the Delhi police.
Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik said the Delhi police had always been at the forefront in adopting new technology and innovative practices in all spheres of its working.
He said this project would be completed soon in a phased manner with active cooperation between the two agencies.
According to the police, it has more than 200 establishments spread across the city and their electricity requirements are quite significant. The project intends to utilise vacant roofs of their buildings to harness solar energy and to cater part of their electricity demand through the generated green energy.
In addition to this, it would result in significant reduction on electricity bill payments of the police, the officials said. With this project, it is estimated that rooftop solar systems of total capacity of about 3-4MW will be implemented across various the department buildings.
Lauding the green initiative, MNRE secretary Anand Kumar said solar energy was economical as well as environmental friendly.
He emphasised that this is a landmark beginning in the capital city, where the premier police force of the country has come forward to adopt this solar power technology all across its establishments which would not only reduce their electricity bill but also further the cause of ‘clean energy’.
Source: The Tribune