Power & Energy

Delhi Roof Top Living Now To Be Solarized: Dwarka Housing Initiative


The famous rooftop living in the capital of India will now be utilized to save up an enormous amount of electricity every year with the recent initiative taken by Dwarka Housing Society.

Seven housing complex of the Dwarka residence in Delhi have installed 506W grid based connected solar panels on its rooftops and this can be speculated to be saving up roughly around 65 lakhs of power units equivalent to around Rs 32 lakh yearly.

Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated this “Solar City Initiative – Solarise Dwarka”, a holistic effort which will roughly be beneficial to around 700 flats in this housing complex.

The project is implemented with the collaborative efforts of an Indo-German project comprising of BSES Rajdhani (BRPL), TERI and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ India) as their primary players.

Oakridge energy energizes four out of the seven plants and the remaining three is energized by Revanta Energy. The capacity is going to cross 1MW spread over 14 societies with some plants already being made effective.

These plants are being installed with the  RESCO and the Capex model and as per the former, residents of such solarized housing societies in Delhi is not required to incur any extra expenditures.

However, one of the main concerns and crucial aspects is to assess the quality and the assurance that such plants are in compliance with the basic technical requirements.

It is a unanimous and positive decision taken by the residents of Dwarka housing and a great inspiration for others.

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