Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya will join the list of Museums that are powered by solar energy. The Museum will switch on its modest 15 KW on grid roof top solar energy power plant consisting of 60 solar photovoltaic panels. The plant, which is expected to generate around 70 units on full sunny day. These plant is set up with the financial support of Rotary Club of Bombay at a cost of around Rs 15 lakhs. This plant was inaugurated on June 29, 2015.
This plant is installed with the noble intention to save environment by using green energy. The objective is to provide feasible and sustainable renewable energy source for generation of clean and green electricity.
“We feel this is a timely and logical response to the current environmental and energy concerns,” said the Museum’s Director General Shri S. Mukherjee.
|Location :Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya,
near Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 023
Capacity : 15 Kw
Inverter : ABB Grid Tie
Design / Construction : Belifal Innovations & Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Worli, Mumbai 400 030
Technology : Belifal™
|Project Completed : September 2015
CO2 emissions avoided per year : 9,900 Kg
Units generation per year : 21,000
Saving in Rs. per year : Over Rs. 3 Lacs
In 2007, The Museum set up a rainwater harvesting system that helps maintain its garden,” added Mukherjee. The Museum, founded in 1922 and houses around 50,000 art, architecture and natural history artifacts, has a high power consumption. It uses 55,000 units to power its ACs, lights and fans and its monthly bill cycle comes up to Rs 6.6 lakh. The solar unit will help offset the need for at least 2,000 units a month, said Mukherjee. “This is exactly the amount of power needed for us to light up our garden and surrounding areas,” he added. Apart from power savings, The Museum’s high footfall will ensure that the need to use clean energy will reach more people. “It gets more than 1 million visitors annually. If parts of it are powered by solar energy, we will be able to send out a strong signal to visitors,” said Madhusudan Daga, chairman of Rotary Club’s environmental committee.
Awareness about the need to adopt clean energy is lacking in Mumbai, says Rishi Aggarwal, research fellow at the Observer Research Foundation. He has been working on ‘Mumbai Solar Mission’ project in a bid to motivate government bodies like BMC and SEEPZ to invest in renewable energy so as to reduce the city’s dependence on conventional sources by at least 10%.
Economic and Environmental Benefits
• Approximately 300 days of solar generation will help to save over Rs. 3 Lakhs per year.
• 9,900 Kgs of greenhouse gas emissions displaced annually*.
• Electricity generated is directly fed into the grid thereby no batteries are needed.
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For your site installation;We would like to get following details from your side before site visit,
1) Total Roof area available.
2) Electric equipment at home.
3) Require power without battery backup or with battery backup (Off-grid or On-grid).
4) Pictures of your roof for shade analysis.
5) Your address to analyze solar fraction for net output of plant.
Also send the scanned copies of electricity bills of last 2-3 months.