Malad's Noorani Masjid switches to solar

Last Modified: Tue Jun 25 2019 06:40:56 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 25 KWp
    installed capacity of the solar system installed at the Noorani Masjid in Malad, Mumbai, becoming the 8th mosque in the city to do so. A second phase of the project is being planned which will add another 25 kWp as there is enough rooftop and shadow free spaces.
  • 35,000 KWh
    Estimated generation of electricity annually as against the mosque’s annual consumption of 80,000 units from the grid. 110 KWh electricity generated on an average each day during summer months and around 80 KWh during monsoon months.
  • 17.5 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year. “Our intention will be to spread this message to all our devotees, that safeguarding the environment is essential for a green future and for our coming generations,” Rashim Gulam Rasul Maredia, chairman of the trust that runs of the mosque.
  • 72
    solar panels installed in all. The system has been installed by MSS Green Tech and primarily focuses on catering to the consumption of 60-ton AC units along with lights and fans across all common areas.
  • Rs. 15.23 lakc
    Cost of the project which is estimated to be recovered in 3.5 years.
  • Rs. 48,000
    Maximum monthly reduction in electricity expenses. Trustees of the mosque said the electricity bill dropped from Rs 85,300 to Rs 37,400 post-installation. However, an average reduction in monthly power bills is around 45%.