Solar energy can meet Delhi's 16 percent power needs: Report

New Delhi


The national capital has the potential to fulfil 16 percent of its yearly power requirement through solar energy, a report released by Greenpeace India Tuesday said.

The report, 'Rooftop Revolution: Unleashing Delhi's Solar Potential', said Delhi can generate 4,500 million kilowatt hours of solar power every year by installing photovoltaic panels on 1.6 percent of the city's roof space.

"The national capital is facing serious electricity crisis and tariffs have been rising steeply. Solar energy provides an alternative pathway," said Anand Prabhu Pathanjali, energy campaigner for Greenpeace India.

Releasing the report, former chief justice of Delhi High Court A.P. Shah said the city received abundant sunlight throughout the year and the state government should mull over installing solar panels on roof tops. - IANS