Delhi’s discom, BSES has launched the second phase of its Solar City initiative. The initiative aims to increase solar rooftop installations in Delhi and achieve targets set by the state government. In the second phase of the initiative, residential areas of Shakur Basti will be covered. BSES has estimated the solar rooftop potential in the area to be about 15 MW.
BSES had launched the Solar City Initiative in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – PACE-D and the Indo-German Collaboration (GIZ). In the first phase of the initiative, about 100 housing societies and apartment complexes signed-up for installing rooftop solar PV systems in Dwarka. Of these, around 25 housing societies have installed solar capacities of 1.5 MW. The tariff discovered through competitive bidding in Dwarka was Rs 2.66 per kWh, which is much lower than the existing electricity tariff charged by the discom.
BSES has already installed over 1,000 solar rooftop connections with a sanctioned solar load of more than 40 MW in Delhi.