Solar considered as an alternative by Delhi Jal Board (DJB)
NEW DELHI- Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is considering to use solar installations in order to reduce expenditure on electricity bill.
Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV system has been proposed to be used.
“A solar photovoltaic system is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics. It consists of a parallel arrangement of solar panels to absorb and convert the sunlight into electricity.
“The proposed capacity of the Solar PV on the rooftops of available areas at various installations of the water sector of DJB is 16,000 Kilowatts peak. It is estimated to generate 2.1 crore units annually which will eventually lead to an annual saving of Rs. 3 crore on DJB’s budget,” said DJB in a statement.
The project comprises of three stages. The phaseI includes the installation of grid connecting rooftop Solar PV at the Haiderpur Water Treatment Plant (WTP), Sonia Vihar
WTP, Bhagirathi WTP, Bawana WTP, Iradat Nagar Raw Water Pump House (RWPH),
Bawana RWPH and RWPH at Yamuna for Bhagirathi, Sonia Vihar WTP and various
Booster Pumping Stations.
The phaseII of the implementation of Grid Connected Roof top Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) system includes 25 years of comprehensive operation and maintenance at various
Sewage Treatment Plants and Booster Pumping Stations.
In phaseIII, the project will be extended to include the installation of the grid connected rooftop solar PV system at various unused open land of Sonia Vihar WTP, Iradat Nagar
Raw Water Pump House and Dwarka WTP and other vacant lands of DJB.
Comprehensive operation and maintenance for 25 years will also be part of the project.