The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) is taking up an initiative to increase the use of renewable energy in New Town. The authorities have decided to install five solar ‘trees’ and about 1,300 solar road studs across the township to reduce consumption of conventional energy to some extent.
The solar trees will be installed on the pavement beside New Town Mela Ground and Swapna Bhor Senior’ Park. The total power generation from these five solar trees will be 5 kWp. Tenders have already been floated for the job.
Officials said that a solar power tree is an artificial tree-shape installation that has branches made of steel and holds the photovoltaic solar panels on the branches.
NKDA will also install a total of 1,340 solar road studs on several stretches, especially in the parking and service lanes of the main arterial road and in front of Swapno Bhor and mela ground.
Source:Times of India