Ahmedabad Public Buildings Go Solar

Three public buildings in Ahmedabad have decided to lead by example by turning to solar power for their daily energy needs. Times of India reports:

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation will have its south zone office in Maninagar, Memco sports complex and west zone office in Usmanpura using rooftop solar power. The purpose is to show Amdavadis that with high electricity prices, solar systems ensure handsome savings in the long run. The pay off period – time to recover investment in the power unit — can be less than two years, claim AMC officials.

Memco sports complex will have a 200KVA solar power plant, at Usmanpura west zone office it will be a a 15 kWhr plant and the south zone office in Maninagar will have a 20 kWhr solar power unit.

Good to see examples of governments taking the lead in sustainable energy solutions, which will hopefully also serve as an example to governments in other states.

About Ayesha Vemuri

Ayesha Vemuri is responsible for thought leadership and outreach efforts at CKS. She has undergraduate degree in Visual Art from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where she also studied such varied subjects as biology, literature and the humanities. At CKS, she is responsible for curating the Design Public blog, managing our various social media platforms, organizing Pecha Kucha Nights and contributing to the intellectual content of the Design Public Conclave and other CKS initiatives. Find her on twitter at @ayeshavemuri.
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