Indore (Madhya Pradesh): At least 150 more consumers have installed solar panels in the district in the last one and a half months, taking the total number to 4,300. With this, Indore district has become the top district in the state in using solar panels.
Discom MD Amit Tomar said that the trend towards solar energy is increasing in Indore, especially in Bypass, Super Corridor and surrounding areas.
In the last forty-five days, at least 150 consumers of the city have installed solar panels on their premises and rooftops, he said.
“Now the number of people consuming ‘self-generated’ electricity from these solar panels in the city has reached 4,300. In the 15 districts under Discom, the figure has reached 7250,” said officials.
After Indore, 900 have installed solar panels in the Ujjain district, 400 in Dhar district, 305 in Ratlam district and 245 in Khargone district.
MD Tomar informed that at present people are generating 80 MW of power in the Discom area.
Solar panels are running on the roofs of government buildings, garbage stations, shops, offices, schools, colleges, hospitals and campuses as well.
“The reason for the increasing trend towards green energy is to reduce the current electricity bill and to promote the great feeling of producing one’s electricity,” said Tomar.
The amount the consumer spends to install solar panels gets recovered within three to four years, he added.
What solar panels consumers say
Bill amount decreased effectively
Four kilowatt panels have been installed. Earlier the average bill used to come to Rs 3,500, but now it is much less.
Resident of Royal Krishna
Bill amount has become half
I live in a two-storey house with air conditioners running during the summers. The bill amount has just halved. I have saved much with solar panels.
Sachin Kumar Sahu
A resident of Silicon City
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