BENGALURU: City power supply utility BESCOM has received a total of 129 applications for solar rooftop installations, totalling 6.95 MW, with nine applicants who have filed online applications for more than 500 kWs between November 10 and 18.
In a press conference recently, BESCOM MD Pankaj Kumar Pandey said the company was targeting a total of 200 MW by the year 2018.
“People are asking questions and getting their queries resolved before committing to apply. The project is completely voluntary,” Pandey said in response to questions as to the apparent lack of interest from investors.
Out of a total of 103 applications which are from Bangalore city, Jayanagar has the most with 21 applications followed by Rajajinagar with 15, HSR Layout with 12, Malleswaram with 11, Shivajinagar with 9 and Hebbal with 5 applications.
‘South and Eastern Parts to Benefit’
“The south and eastern parts of the city will benefit from rooftop solar power generation,” Pandey added.
BESCOM has already commissioned four 28kWp installations in addition to a pilot solar RTPV power plant in the premises of the corporate office in Bangalore.