In order to totally switch to renewable energy, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) plans to implement a new solar policy, according to the NDMC authorities.
NDMC member Kuljeet Chahal recently informed the media that the civic body will encourage the implementation of grid-connected solar plants. "New Delhi Municipal Council has embarked upon an ambitious journey of shifting to 100 per cent renewable energy.”
Chahal added in an official statement, “In addition to the broader arrangement of tying up with the renewable energy sources it is also incumbent upon the council to consider all possible potential of solar energy generation within its jurisdiction."
According to him, the NDMC would advocate for the installation of solar power systems with net metering on all current, future, or proposed structures, including those owned or operated by the government, including fire stations, hospitals, schools, and government hospitals. Any solar energy system with a capacity of 1 KWp or more will be covered by the policy. It is applicable to all NDMC region electricity users. In the press conference, Chahal stated that the NDMC's major source of renewable energy should be rooftop solar farms. "The NDMC area enjoys about 300 sunny days annually. There are typically eight to ten hours of sunshine per day.
Individual households, offices, commercial establishments, institutions, and residential complexes will be eligible for project capacity of a minimum of 1KW or more," he said.