Bandra’s Jama Masjid joins 5 other mosques in Mumbai to switch to solar energy

Last Modified: Fri Dec 21 2018 12:00:19 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 30 KWp
    installed capacity of the solar system installed at Bandra’s Jama Masjid. “Being the cultural core of an entire community, we wanted to lead by example and reduce our dependency on polluting means of generating electricity, such as fossil fuels, and shift to green initiatives,” - Avesh Shaikh, a member of the trust.
  • 92
    solar panels installed in all. The system has been installed by Acute Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • 115 KWh
    electricity generated on a rainy day. The plant powers 26 air conditioners, lights, fans and other electrical equipment in the mosque..
  • 75%
    reduction in monthly electricity bill since the installation of the system in Aug 2018. The trustees of the mosque said their electricity bill dropped from ₹50,000 per month to ₹10,500 after the installation of the solar-powered electricity system.
  • ₹4.7 lakh
    Estimated annual savings in electricity expenses according to Siddiqui Ahmad Roohul Islam, managing partner and technical head, Acute Solutions. The system will generate 42,000 kWh of electricity annually.
  • Rs. 16.80 lakh
    Cost of the project which is estimated to be recovered over the next three years and six months.