solar street lighting mooted in city
Solar power plans have been developed to meet the growing demand for electricity in cities. A 100-
A kv capacity solar power generation project has been started at a school in the residential area of yakapdi.
The company will accept similar projects at the sewage treatment plants at headquarters, parliament Hall, water plants, Ajitsingh Nagar and Ramalingeswara Nagar.
C. municipal commissioner.
It is estimated that these projects will cost Rs, Hari Kiran said. 5 crore. Of this, Rs. 1.
5 crore will receive subsidies from the joint energy department for new energy and renewable energy. Remaining Rs. 3.
5 crore must be undertaken by the civic group.
With the financial crisis plaguing VMC, it cannot afford that amount.
As a result, some private institutions are planning to raise funds for these projects.
International agencies such as KFW, CDIA and ICLE have shown interest in installing solar systems.
The Municipal Commissioner said the agencies would recover their investment by saving electricity through the company.
The commissioner also said that the city was planning to use LED lights for street lighting, adding that the solar system would also be used to power the traffic signal system.
The company has been trying to install solar street lights since 2011.
It has installed three solar lights in Rajiv Gandhi Park near Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS)
On the basis of experiments
As part of the Solar City project, it is planned to switch to solar street lights in the slums.
The city is one of the 60 cities selected to participate in the project.
Officials expect solar street lights to become real estate by January 2012.
On the basis of the pilot, it is planned to transform a street lamp in a hilly area of a town into a solar street lamp.
Officials later said the funds would be transferred around the rupee. 30-
An annual allocation of Rs 35 will be made for this purpose, and the overall budget may be increased to RS. 139 crore.
There are more than 27,000 tube lights in the city, and if the lighting of the whole street is based on solar energy, VMC will be able to save power.