BESCOM planning to install solar powered charging stations for EVs: Report

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) is reportedly working on a plan to have solar powered charging stations for electric vehicles.

BESCOM Managing Director C. Shikha speaking to TNIE at an event said that the company is working on a design to have solar powered electric charging points for electric vehicles. It is still at a nascent stage, the company may use it to charge the government’s fleet of cars and also buses. They may also make it available for private car owners.”

Solar panels on rooftop of apartments, offices and malls can generate clean energy and reduce the carbon footprint. The publication notes that she addressed a gathering on the importance of solar energy and BESCOM’s collaboration with Bangalore Apartments’ Federation (BAF) to reach their target of 1000 rooftop solar-powered apartments in the next two years.

Speaking to the publication she said “Excess power is being generated by the BESCOM for the past few months, between 10 am to 6 pm. This comes up to 300 million units of electricity, which we sell to outside buyers. In the one and a half months since we launched the online portal to apply for rooftop solar power plants, we have received 100 applications already.