The Delhi police will set up rooftop solar energy systems in over 200 of its buildings across Delhi. A pact in this regard was signed between Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Delhi police. Under this, SECI, a PSU under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the government’s nodal agency for implementation of the National Solar Mission, will support the implementation of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic systems on the establishments of the Delhi police.
Delhi Police has always been in the forefront in adopting new technology and innovative practices in all spheres of its working. The project would be completed soon in a phased manner with active cooperation between the two agencies. The project has more than 200 establishments spread across the city and their electricity requirements are quite significant.
The project intends to utilize vacant roofs of their buildings to harness solar energy and to cater part of their electricity demand through the generated green energy. Additionally, it would result in significant reduction on electricity bill payments of the Delhi Police. With this project, it is estimated that Rooftop Solar Systems of total capacity of about 3-4 MW will be implemented across various Delhi Police buildings. This is a land mark beginning in the Capital city of the country where the premier Police Force has come forward to adopt this solar power technology all across its establishments in Delhi, which will not only reduce their electricity bill but also further the cause of ‘Clean Energy’ in the city.