Mumbai's Jama Masjid switches to solar energy

Last Modified: Sun Mar 11 2018 17:17:22 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 200
    + Age of the Jama Masjid, located in the Kalbadevi area of South Mumbai. Spread across more than an acre, the two-storey quadrangular mosque at Janjikar Street is run by the Juma Masjid of Bombay trust. Built in 1775, it is home to a digitised library with rare manuscripts from as early as the 1890s.
  • 31 KWp
    peak capacity of the solar system installed at the mosque.
  • 92
    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.
  • 125 KWh
    electricity generated on a sunny day (45,700 kWh annually). The setup will power electricity at the common areas, lights, fans, lifts and air conditioners.
  • 67%
    reduction in monthly electricity bill since the installation of the system in Oct 2017.
  • Rs. 4,80,000
    Estimated savings in electricity bills each year. In addition, the system will enable reduction of CO2 emissions by 35 tonnes each year.
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    Cost of the project which is estimated to be recovered by 2021.