In ‘smart city’ move, NDMC plans solar panels in school

In its bid for the ‘smart city’ tag, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC)’s solar project is gathering momentum. The civic body will inaugurate the Solar Roof Top Power Project on Tuesday at a government school in its area. The council has also initiated a policy under which households can produce solar energy and transfer it to the power grid. “There are two places in government schools where solar panels are going to be set up. They are expected to generate around 1.7 MW of electricity,” a senior NDMC official said.

Elaborating on the measures the civic body is undertaking for its solar project, an NDMC official said even households willing to install solar panels on their rooftops will be allowed to link their units to the electricity distribution network. According to the NDMC, the electricity generated from household solar units will be purchased and adjusted in the monthly bill. “If there is some surplus, the power can be transferred to our grid. As of now, there are just five households which have shown interest in this scheme. We are looking at these applications as well as those by commercial consumers,” the official added.

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