Delhi Police signs pact to implement Rooftop Solar Energy Systems
Delhi Police signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to set up Rooftop Solar Energy Systems in more than 200 of its buildings across the city.
Key Highlights of MoU
As per MoU, SECI will support implementation of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on establishments of Delhi police. This is because solar energy is economical as well as environmental friendly.
Capacity: Under this green initiative project, Rooftop Solar Systems of total capacity of about 3-4 MW will be implemented across various Delhi Police buildings.
Need: As per Delhi Police, it has more than 200 establishments spread across city and their electricity requirements are quite significant. Thus project intends to utilize these vacant roofs of their buildings so as to harness solar energy and also to cater part of their electricity demand via generated green energy.
Significance: MOU will go a long way in making Delhi green and will be optimally used in buildings and complexes available with Delhi Police all across the city. It will not only result in significant reduction on electricity bill payments of Delhi Police but also further cause of ‘Clean Energy‘.
Way Ahead: Project would be completed soon in a phased manner with active cooperation between two agencies involved.
About Solar Energy Corporation of India
SECI is a company under Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
It is government’s nodal agency for implementation of the National Solar Mission (NSM). It is the only Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) dedicated to solar energy sector.
It was established on 20 September 2011 and originally incorporated as a section-25 (not for profit) company under Companies Act 1956. Later through Centre Government’s decision company has been converted into a Section-3 company under Companies Act, 2013. This mandate of company has also been broadened to cover entire renewable energy domain.
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2019
Topics: Companies Act 1956 • Delhi Police • Memorandum of understanding • National Solar Mission • Rooftop Solar Energy Systems • Solar Energy Corporation of India • Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy