Earlier this week, the Vidhan Sabha complex in North Delhi’s Civil Lines turned green with the installation of a 100kw solar power plant.
The solar voltaic plant that cost Rs 7.35 lakh is likely to take care of 25% of the Delhi Legislative Assembly building’s peak power demand. Not just that, it will also help them save Rs.10 lakh annually on the power bill. These plants have a lifespan of 25 years, mentioned the officials.
State power minister Satyender Jain inaugurated the solar panel and Speaker Ram Niwas Goel and several MLAs were present at the function. Mr.Goel mentioned that the assembly building will have another solar power of the same capacity soon.
Further, Jain also inaugurated a rainwater harvesting system in the assembly complex, which is built at a cost of Rs 36 lakhs. Under the project, there are five pots with a collective capacity of 4.4 lakh liters that were installed in the premises, mentioned TOI report.
Also, last year in September, Delhi cabinet approved Mukhyamantri Solar Power Scheme under which cooperative group housing societies (CGHS) in the capital could install solar panels on the rooftops of their building at zero cost.