Navi Mumbai is always ahead in preserving our eco system. One of such initiative is being carried by Shah Complex 4, Sanpada. Previously they have installed a rooftop solar power plant and lately installed three solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations within the complex. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) confirmed that this is not only the first such project in Maharashtra but also one of the first in India.
By installing the 16 kilowatt-power (kWp) solar project they have managed to become ‘zero energy’ — i.e. total energy used annually is equal to renewable energy created at the location against the earlier monthly average of ₹25,000,the society’s electricity bill has now dropped to zero.
On One hand, Solar Energy is renewable energy that reduces carbon emissions from burning coal, gas and oil for electricity and it does not cause pollution, On the other hand electric vehicles are economical to run and do not exude toxic gases like diesel and petrol vehicles does. This project will help alleviate 492 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), equivalent to planting 787 teak trees. “Small steps from the residential sector will help us to build the foundation of achieving our target of India generating 40% of its energy from non-fossil fuel sources by the year 2030”, MNRE official stated.