Authorities faculties in Delhi are eyeing substantial revenue, other than important discount in electrical energy payments, as they begin incomes cash by promoting electrical energy generated by the rooftop photo voltaic programs put in on their buildings. Underneath the Centre’s scheme for presidency constructing solarisation, the Delhi authorities has developed over 21 mega-watt (MW) of photo voltaic rooftop crops on 150 authorities faculties. These are anticipated to avoid wasting about Rs 8.8 crore on their electrical energy payments cumulatively annually, other than incomes Rs 8.5 crore from promoting energy.
The rooftop crops are being put in underneath the ‘Resco’ mannequin, whereby photo voltaic tasks are constructed and operated by the developer utilizing its personal capital, taking the financing burden off from the faculties. The developer will get Rs 3.13 for each unit of electrical energy being generated by the rooftop crops from the faculties. The speed is 65% decrease than the electrical energy tariffs paid by the faculties to the facility distribution firms (discoms). For any surplus energy generated, the discoms would purchase the electrical energy from the faculties at Rs 5.65 per unit.
As shoppers globally are progressively changing into ‘prosumers’ — those that produce vitality, eat part of it and likewise give an element to the grid — Delhi faculties are taking on this chance to generate inexperienced vitality and enhance their funds. One kilowatt (kW) of rooftop photo voltaic set up wants about 10 sq. metres of shadow-free floor space. Among the many Delhi faculties, the most important rooftop photo voltaic crops have been arrange in West Vinod Nagar (195 kW), Rohini (170 kW), Rouse Avenue (150 kW), East Vinod Nagar (146 kW) and Rajokari (127 kW).
By the way, West Vinod Nagar presently homes the most important photo voltaic rooftop plant on a authorities college within the nation. “Our tasks would cumulatively save 63,000 tonne of CO2 over the lifetime of the tasks, and contribute considerably to Delhi’s and India’s rooftop solarisation targets,” stated Sharavan Sampath, CEO of Oakridge Power, which is likely one of the main builders within the authorities college solarisation tender and has put in photo voltaic models within the West Vinod Nagar college.
The tasks are being constructed underneath the Central authorities scheme for solarising authorities buildings, the place the Centre pays 25% of the capital price upfront. Out of the entire photo voltaic capability of 36,910 MW, solely 3,402 MW presently comes from rooftop photo voltaic. The federal government goals to have 40,000 MW of rooftop photo voltaic capability by 2022. To advertise the uptake of rooftop photo voltaic, the central authorities in February authorized the second section of the grid related rooftop photo voltaic programme. The brand new scheme gives a central monetary assist of Rs 11,814 crore to supply funding for 20-40% of rooftop photo voltaic price, relying on the dimensions of the set up.