February 14, 2015
Green Energy for the City Lights
In a constant effort to serve the public in the best possible way, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation takes another innovative step. As part of its multi-faceted, eco-friendly initiative, KMC has launched the country’s first ‘battery less, carbon neutral Solar Street Lights at one of the city’s favourite public place, the Deshapriya Park.
In the august presence of Sri Manish Gupta, Hon’ble MIC Power & Non-conventional Energy and other eminent personalities, Mayor Sovan Chatterjee inaugurated the path breaking project on 12th February, 2015.
Fifty solar electric posts have been set up at Deshapriya Park each of which will have an 180-watt LED based panel that is equivalent of 400 watts of sodium vapour electricity.
The solar panels will help generate electricity throughout the day and the generated power will be put into the grid. The LEDs will be lighted up with the generated power in the night. An automatic control system has been put in place and the lights will be switched on automatically after evening. It will be a carbon-neutral lighting. This project has been made with an estimated cost of Rs 40 lakh and is expected to bring down electricity bills for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.