Aiming to promote use of renewable source of energy in Smart City, Indore municipal corporation (IMC) plans to set-up solar panels at multilevel parking and on rooftops to generate electricity. IMC commissioner Manish Singh said that they have proposed a minimum production of five to six megawatt of energy on land owned by them. IMC has also planned to use rooftops for installing solar panels.”Since the city witnesses more than 300 sunny days in a year production of electricity through solar panels will not be a tough task,” said Anurag Mundra, joint director, Ujaas Energy Limited while talking to TOI.
The state government has also come up with subsidies to urge people to use solar panels at their homes. It has also come up with a net metering concept. Under this concept, if production of power from a household will be more than consumption, then the surplus power will be supplied to grid.
It will be supplied back from the grid at the time of requirement and the difference will be calculated in the final bill. Net metering has been a successful concept in Germany, where the 90 percent of solar power supply comes from roof tops. “Subsidies and net metering policy would prompt people to install more panels in their homes,” Mundra said.