New Delhi: Turns out, Delhi Gurudwaras are all set to go green in order to abate deteriorating air quality of the national capital.
The Delhi Gurdwaras will use green energy for their day to day functions by tapping on solar energy in order to save the environment, fight pollution, and improve air quality.
The renewal energy wing of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has initiated One Megawatt Solar energy project, which will be commissioned by March 31, 2018.
The foundation stone laying ceremony, also known as the Ardas Ceremony, of first such projects in Delhi Gurudwaras, will take place at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib by next week.
Initially, only four Gurudwaras, namely Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Gurudwara Rakb Ganj, Gurdwara Nanak Piao, and Gurdwara Majnu Tk Tila, are set to use the provided one Megawatt solar energy and all the rooftop solar plants will be commissioned by end of March 2018.
The solar project will generate around 4000 units per day with annual generation of approximately 1.3 million units
It will allow for the Gurdwaras to use peak hour load during the day from solar panels. The solar project will work on Photo Voltaic Effects and around 3125 solar panels which will be placed on rooftops of these Gurudwaras for tapping cheap and clean power, said Manjit Singh GK, president of DelhiGurudwara Management Committee Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee.
The project is being commissioned by M/s SAEL, a company enlisted with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for executing solar projects.
The energy generation capacity of the solar project will be increased from 1 MW to 2 MW capacity in the near future.