Solar power will be used to light up two parks of Jayanagar Sanjeevini park and Dhanvantari park. One of the first in its kind.
Solar power is arguably the cleanest, most reliable form of renewable energy available. It can be used in several forms to help power home or business. Solar-powered photovoltaic (PV) panels convert the sun’s rays into electricity by exciting electrons in silicon cells using the photons of light from the sun.
Uses of solar power:
Solar energy has now proved to be extremely beneficial – not only for the environment but also financially speaking. Additionally, due to the higher demand, the technology has been improved considerably, turning into a significantly efficient source of clean energy.
Solar power panels are placed on the roof. An ideal site will have no shade on the panels, especially during the prime sunlight hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A south-facing installation will usually provide the optimum potential.
The Solar power unit installed at these parks near south end circle supply power light the pedestrian walkway. It also provides power to the yoga centre. These parks come under Yediyur ward.
R. Ashok and Mayor of Bengaluru city Gangabika Mallikarjuna inaugurated the unit. The cost of the unit is Rs.15 lakhs. This solar power unit generates up to 15KW electricity daily. This meets the daily requirements of the park.
The park maintenance workers quarters power requirement is also met by this unit. The BBMP is planning to upgrade the plant in three months time to make the plant generate 25KW.
The Yediyur ward is also having a biogas plant which is generating 50KW power. The power generated by this unit is being used to light the street lights in the ward.
The Mayor is of the opinion that similar projects should be taken up in other wards. This will save a lot of money on the electricity bill.