The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the first phase of a Solarization Project in the President’s Estate under which 670 KW of solar power will be generated through rooftop solar panels installed on seven buildings in the President’s Estate.
The savings in electricity bills resulting from this project is expected to be more than approximately Rs 80 lakh per year. The generation of solar power will result in significant reduction in carbon footprint and make the Estate more energy efficient.
As part of the inaugural event, a day long exhibition showcasing various aspects of energy conservation and green energy was also held with the support of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), Rural Electrification Corporation, Green Jobs Sector Skill Council, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Central Electronics Limited and Energy Efficiency Services Limited.
Painting and science model competitions as well as a Nukkad Natak on the theme of energy efficiency/solar power were also organized on the occasion. A life-skill training course for girls of classes 11 and 12 of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya by TPDDL was also launched.