Delhi CM Inaugurates Rooftop Solar Power Plants in Dwarka

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With an aim to promote the usage of solar energy, the Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal, inaugurated solar power plants at Dwarka’s residential societies on August 4, 2018. The total capacity of the plants is 416.5 kW. The societies included are Ispat CGHS, Saksham Apartments, Supriya Apartments, Balaji Apartments, and Navrattan Apartments.

According to the officials, the plants would generate more than 4.8 lakh units of power each year, and, cumulatively, 1.2 crore units of power over the life of the plant (25 years). This clean solar energy would replace over 1 crore kg (or 10,000 tonnes) of carbon dioxide emissions, said an official. The price of the power would be Rs 4.6 per unit and would further reduce by Rs 2 as the installations would be eligible for an incentive of Rs 2 per unit from the Government of Delhi. So, the actual price per unit would be Rs 2.6. This is the first time solar plants are being set up on such a grand scale. Customers would save Rs 2.5 per unit of power generated, resulting in lifetime savings of over Rs 3 crore to the societies.

The plants are one of the largest under the BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd. (BRPL) ‘Solar City Initiative —Solarise Dwarka’ initiative launched on January 7, 2018.

The Solarise Dwarka initiative is being implemented by the BRPL in collaboration with TERI and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ India) under its Indo-German Solar Partnership project.