With a potential of 1,730 MW power generation through rooftop solar panels, Hyderabad can become solar champion in India, thereby reduce air pollution by cutting on coal-based power, according to a study.
The study, jointly undertaken by Greenpeace India and Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI), stated that if achieved, Hyderabad can reduce its power demand by almost 15 per cent.
“A big share of this (1,730 MW), nearly 70 per cent, can come from the residential sector… For residents, solar makes for a solid investment, and would cut down on electricity bills considerably,” said the report ‘Rooftop Revolution: Unleashing Hyderabad’s Rooftop Potential’.
The study scanned the area in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and estimates an average of 2.70 MW per sq. km. can easily be generated through installing rooftop solar panels.
“The city is blessed with quite a few major landmarks that have sizable potential for rooftop solar power generation,” the report said. Read More