Delhi gurdwaras to go green with solar energy

Published: 04 February, 2018 16:30 IST | IANS |

The renewable energy wing of the DSGM has initiated the one-megawatt solar energy project to be commissioned by March 31

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New Delhi: Gurdwaras in the city will be solar powered for their day-to-day functioning in a bid to conserve energy and take care of Delhi's environment, President of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Manjit Singh said on Sunday.

The renewable energy wing of the DSGM has initiated the one-megawatt solar energy project to be commissioned by March 31.

The project will initially start at four gurdwaras in the city: Bangla Sahib, Rakab Ganj, Nanak Piao Sahab and Majnu Ka Tilla Sahib, Singh said in a statement.

He said the project was a tribute to the "seventh Guru Sri Har Rai ji" whose love for nature and its preservation inspired the community to take care of the environment.

The foundation stone laying ceremony for the project is expected to be held at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib next week.

The solar project is expected to generate around 4,000 units per day with an annual generation of approximately 1.3 million units.

The project will work with around 3,125 solar panels placed on the rooftops of the gurdwaras.

"The installation of one-megawatt system at gurdwaras in the national capital will replace parts of the grid power provided by the NDMC and discoms with clean solar energy," Singh said.

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