Bahai House of Worship Lotus goes green ..Now on Solar Energy …
Popular attraction in the capital of India, the Lotus Temple (Baha’i House of Worship)is one of the few tourist spots to tap renewable energy. A part of the temple is now being run on solar power – a move the Delhi government must consider for other monuments in the national Capital.
The temple, which utilises around 500 kilowatt of power in total, generates 120 KW on its own. Besides, it is the first major public site in Delhi to have installed a “net metre”. This has made the temple the first in the city to be a part of the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (DERC) “Net Metering” regulations.
With the growing popularity of solar power, the latest to join the tribe is the famous Lotus Temple, situated in South Delhi. Lotus Temple has opted for a 120 KW solar power connection which will enable it to save around Rs. 1.2 lakh in energy bill every month. Apart from the Lotus Temple, eleven schools have also opted for solar power connections from BSES with a total sanctioned load of 535 KW.
The BSES has decided to aggressively promote solar power across its area of operation and has decided to organise power enclaves to educate costumers about benefits of Net Metering. “We are promoting ‘net metering’ among our consumers. We have started organising Power Conclaves to educate large customers about the Net Metering policy and its beneficial impact on their electricity bill,” the spokesperson said.
- A part of Lotus temple , Delhi is now being run on solar power and it is the first public site to have installed ” net metre”.
- The temple, which utilises around 500 kilowatt of power in total , generates 120 KW on its own.
- Members of Lotus Temple said the move has helped them save around Rs. 1.2 lakh as electricity bills every month.