Cochin Smart Mission Limited (CSML) is all set to complete the work on rooftop solar plant project in Kochi by the month-end. Once these grid-connected solar plants installed on roofs of government offices, schools and hospitals in the city are commissioned, it will generate a total of 1megawatt (MW) electricity.
This would provide electricity to the host buildings and generate revenue through the sale of the additional electricity produced. Solar plants were installed on the rooftops of 28 government buildings within Kochi corporation limits. “A total of 1.5 million units of green energy can be generated in a year through the project. Government establishments will save electricity bills by about Rs 1 crore a year, besides reducing carbon footprint by 1,000 tonne.
This is equivalent to planting 5,400 trees. 1mega watt (1,000kW) roof top solar power project installed by CSML is also an excellent example of how a city can generate renewable energy,” said an official associated with the project.