CPWD to Generate 42.50 MW Solar Power by September 2016

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By September 2016, several government buildings across the country will be solar energy efficient with the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) setting up rooftop solar panels on them besides replacing conventional electrical fittings. The environment friendly move will help the CPWD to generate 42.50 MW of solar energy across the country by September 2016 and in a total savings of Rs 115 crore per year. The CPWD earlier signed a pact with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for installation of grid connected rooftop solar photovoltaic panels in all government buildings maintained by CPWD across the country for generation of solar power. Consequently, SECI awarded works to 14 bidders for undertaking works in 16 States.

10 MW of solar power will be generated by May 2016 in Phase-I covering Delhi (3 MW), Uttar Pradesh (2 MW), North-East, and union territories (UTs) (2 MW) and 1 MW each in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra. In Delhi, solar panels have already been installed for a total capacity of 1.50 MW over six government buildingsā€”Nirman Bhawan, Shastri Bhawan, East Block and Sewa Bhawan (RK Puram), Pushpa Bhawan near Sheikh Sarai, and CGO Complex, Lodhi Road.

Source: www.dailypioneer.com

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