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Solar Energy to Light up Lutyen’s Delhi
Solar Energy to Light up Lutyen’s Delhi

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has launched a scheme to provide rooftop solar power plants in the NDMC smart city.

Open up to October 17, 2017, it is a Government of India scheme for residential, institutional, and social sector buildings.

A solar rooftop photo voltaic (PV) system converts sun’s light energy into electricity energy through solar panels mounted on rooftop of a building.

The approximate cost of 1 kwp rooftop solar PV project ranges from Rs. 55100 to Rs. 75000 as arrived in SECI’s (Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited) tender for the state of Delhi including installation charges and excluding cost of storage batteries (if required).

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The cost depends on the size of project as rates are little lower for bigger project. Also, a subsidy of 30% of maximum benchmark cost of Rs. 75000 per Kilowatt (KW) or the actual project cost, whichever is lower, is available from the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) to be routed through SECI.

NDMC, which is a facilitator for coordination of installation of grid–connected solar rooftop projects, intends that more residents opt for rooftop solar installation.

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It will aggregate the demand of solar rooftop and forward the same to SECI for further installation through its selected agencies.

The NDMC area covers Lutyen’s Delhi which is, in fact, the seat of central authority in Union of India. It comprises important buildings like Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House, Supreme Court, North and South Blocks, and the diplomatic missions.

The Government of India is mainly the sole landowner that owns about 80% of the buildings in the NDMC area.

You can click here to fill out the Solar Rooftop Installation Interest Form.

Photo courtesy: NDMC

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