Prime Minister’s residence adopts solar dome: Report

Prime Minister’s residence at 7, Race Course Road in National Capital has adopted solar dome to meet its power requirement. Solar dome developed by city based solar power expert Santi Pada Gonchaudhuri instantly generates power by absorbing solar energy reports TOI.

Gon Chaudhuri speaking to the publication said over 6,000 such solar domes has been already installed in the rural and tribal areas of MP, Chattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Manipur. He added “The Prime Minister has appreciated the concept and has asked to scale up the national project.

Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) coordinated the installation of the solar dome at the PM’s residence. The solar dome was installed in the month of May and produces 20 watt LED light during the day and 6 watt during the night. It has 10 years of life and costs Rs 1,700 says the report.

Gon Chaudhuri explaining the technology to publication said that it is a dome-like structure that is being set up on a house and fitted on a floor ceiling with a reflective material in such a way that once the dome absorbs sunrays, those living in the floor below instantly see light reflecting off the ceiling as if a bulb was fitted inside.

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