Solar Shop

Solar Shop
The NKDA (New Town Development Authority) had its board meeting yesterday. Among the decisions taken was one regarding setting up of a Solar Shop in the new 1A market: this will enable people to see, discuss and buy energy efficient solar devices from a specialist shop (Shop S-25). It was also decided that solar panels would be installed in rooftops of Hidco Bhavan, Finnce Centre, NKDA Technical Building and the new markets. It was also decided that Solar Lights would be installed in Smritibon in Action Area 1.

After recognition of New Town as a Solar City by MNRE, quite a few steps have been taken in New Town to take steps to reduce carbon footprint in the town. Some of these are as follows:

1. 500 KW canal-top solar power project: Project formulated in consultation with WBREDA and BESU. Work started.

2. Floating Solar Panel in Smritibon: Project planning started by Green Energy Corporation.

3. Solar Trees in Eco Park: Two trees installed at Gate 3 by BESU on pilot basis

4. Extensive use of LEDs, instead of Sodium Vapour / Metal Halides in street lights

5. Construction of a Green Utility Building in collaboration with technical wing of CII

6. Giving incentives for adoption of green building norms

7. Use of LED signage

8. Holding awareness camps with citizens: Coal India Complex, Rabi Rashmi etc have used energy efficient devices and solar panels in a big way

9. Plan to use e-Rickshaws, motion detectors and net-metering systems.

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Here are three press clippings:

Anandabazar dt 22.8.2014

Anandabazar dt 21.8.2014

The Statesman dt 24.8.2014