18th December – a day celebrated as the Electricity Conservation Day is finally here and thankfully, people do realize the importance that electricity holds in our lives these days.
Globally, ample measures are being taken in order to conserve electricity and switch to alternate sources of energy for electricity generation. In India too, more and more people are becoming aware about the sustainable electricity and therefore, getting energy independent by opting for totally off-the-grid electricity supply.
This recent development is indeed a great step and should therefore be made viral.
SolarClap had a vision long back to revolutionize the power solutions. Now-a-days, many schools, universities, offices, houses, and temples are going solar to contribute towards environment and at the same time, reduce their electricity bills.
Here are few such solar locations in India that are conserving energy by going solar:
5 places in India that are conserving energy with solar
Solar-powered School in Chennai saves Rs 1.5 lakhs
There are 60 solar power panels installed in this school of 250 watt each. The total cost of the installation was Rs 13.5 lakhs, which is ‘a one-time investment’ because now, the school is saving Rs 15-16,000 per month on electricity bills. It is a grid-tie setup , which means that whatever extra energy is generated will go back to the grid.
It is great to see this school setting a great example for its students who are learning the importance of green energy.
Solar at ITM University helps save Rs 12 lakhs
A 150 KWP solar plant has been installed in the parking area of ITM University in Sector 23 Gurgaon. The system will generate approximately two lakhs twelve thousand units of electricity per annum, which will amount to a saving of around Rs 12,72,000 in a year – and more than Rs 2 crores in 25 years as the average life span of such an installation is between 20-25 years. This saving can then be easily redirected to provide better facilities to the students at the university.
Thus, it will not only benefit the environment but also help the students get good amenities.
Solar-powered Office makes electricity worth Rs 6 lakhs per year
The solar system generates about 60 units of energy on a sunny day, which amounts to a saving of approximately Rs 21,600 on monthly electricity bill. The total installation cost which includes cost of grid-tie inverter, solar panels, mounting structure and labour was approximately Rs 28,000,00 (28 lakhs). Interestingly, the entire cost was recovered in just 4 years.
Keeping in mind that a company can claim 80% accelerated depreciation in the first year, the payback will be in approximately 3 years. Isn’t it a smart investment!?
House in Kerala can sell Solar electricity back to the grid
Dr Matthew Abraham has joined other Indian houses that are taking advantage of net-metering policy by having the option to sell solar electricity back to the grid. The approximate cost of the entire set-up in Trivendrum was about Rs 4 lakhs and is an excellent ‘Return on Investment’ as you end up saving much more in terms of electricity bills.
This particular solar power panel of 3KW capacity saves up to Rs 8000 worth of electricity every month. It is a great investment considering you end up saving a lot of money and also making some if you plan to sell electricity back to the grid.
This Temple in India is saving money by going Solar
Temple – the epitome of faith, religion and love running on solar power! Well, why not?
Shri Paramhans Aasharm, Amratjhiri, Deovri, Madhya Pradesh went solar few months ago, when a 10 KWP off grid solar power plant was commissioned at the temple.
On an ideal sunny day, the system generates 60 units of electricity per day which means Rs 12,600 worth of electricity every month. This is indeed a highly motivating step!
So take inspiration now and make that change! Help Earth to run on sun.
Happy Electricity Conservation Day!