Zakaria Masjid trust managed heritage structures in Mumbai switch to solar

Last Modified: Wed Sep 27 2017 09:00:11 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 204
    Age of the Zakaria Masjid, located at Masjid Bunder in Mumbai The 150-year-old Hashemiah High School - the city's first Urdu medium school - is located adjacent to the mosque.
  • 15 KWp
    installed capacity of the solar systems installed at both structures. 10 KWp at the mosque and 5 KWp at the school.
  • 48
    solar panels installed in all - 36 at the mosque and 12 atop the school. The solar panels are installed on an elevated frame and not only generate electricity but also provide shade to the 200 devotees that visit every day. The systems were installed by Green Power Projects Pvt Ltd.
  • 75 KWh
    electricity generated by both systems combined and is used to power lights and fans the common areas, air conditioners and even lifts.
  • 20%
    reduction in monthly electricity bill since the installation of the systems, according to members of the Zakaria Masjid trust. “Apart from being cost-effective, we are able to spread the message of protecting the environment by adopting this renewable form energy.” - Irshad Lakdawala, chairperson, Zakaria Masjid trust.
  • Rs. 1,54,000
    Estimated savings in electricity bills each year.
  • Rs. 10 lakh
    Cost of the project which is estimated to be recovered by 2019.