Akash Masjid in South Mumbai switches to solar

Last Modified: Sun Mar 11 2018 17:39:53 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 9 KWp
    installed capacity of the solar system installed at the Madarsa-e-Mohammadiya, also known as the Akash Masjid in Agripada, Mumbai. The trust that manages the mosque decided to adopt the system after witnessing similar examples from mosques such as Jama Masjid in Kalbadevi, Minara Masjid at Mohammed Ali Road, and Zakaria Masjid in Masjid Bandar, the other three mosques in south Mumbai that adopted solar energy.
  • 27
    solar panels installed in all. The system has been installed by Green Power Projects Pvt. Ltd. A net-metering system has been installed, which allows surplus power generated by solar to be exported back to the grid and any deficiency is imported from the grid.
  • 35 KWh
    electricity generated on a sunny day that drops to 32 kWh when there is partly cloudy sky. The system powers 13 air conditioning units, 30 lights and 20 fans across the entire mosque.
  • 75%
    reduction in monthly electricity bill since the installation of the system in January 2018.
  • Rs. 11,000
    Estimated monthly reduction in electricity expenses. “Our bill was Rs 16,000 prior to installation, and our latest bill was less than Rs 4,000" - Irshad Lakdawala, trustee, Madarsa-e-Mohammadiya trust.
  • Rs. 6.88 lakh
    Cost of the project which is estimated to be recovered in 4 years.