Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday inaugurated the city’s first rooftop solar power plant at IP Extension’s ‘Milan Vihar Apartments’ which houses around 1,600 residents and has 400 flats (approx), making it the first group housing society in the national capital to have its own solar power plant. The 140-kWp plant will produce electricity at Rs 2.50 per unit.
The 441 solar power plants were set up under the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model. The cost of installation was Rs 77 lakh which was borne by the company itself. A treaty was also signed between the Delhi government, Indraprastha Power Generation Co. Ltd and Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Management Centre (EEREM) to provide electricity at the same rate (Rs 2.50 per unit) for the next 25 years i.e. until 2043.
Addressing the gathering at the society, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “First time, a solar plant has been installed under RESCO model in a residential society in Delhi. Consumers will be able to save Rs 5 per unit and annually the society will be able to save Rs 9 lakh without any investment but just by utilising resources. Read More