Greater Chennai to harness electricity through solar panels on Govt buildings

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Moving towards solar energy, the Greater Chennai Corporation will install solar panels on 662 of Government buildings, schools, and hospitals.

These solar panels are going to generate more than 3.06 MW of electricity in total. The total project cost is around Rs 2.24 crore and it will be carried under the project of Smart Cities.

Solar panels in Padavattamman Koil Street, located in Royapuram region will generate around 5kW of electricity.

The civic body is also in the process of acquiring bi-directional net metres from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO).

The electricity generated will be primarily used for lighting the streetlights.

In March this year, Tumakuru Smart City Limited has also tendered 2.7 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on Government’s buildings.

Diu Smart City is the first in the country to run completely on renewable energy during daytime. The city has already developed a 9W Solar Park with rooftop panels located on 79 government buildings, generating 1.3 MW annually.

Recently, Indore Smart City Development Limited also issued a tender for smart meters to be installed under Indore Smart City project.

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