Gujarat Temple switches to Solar Power, used its savings to start school and college

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In an attempt to save on electricity usage, the management of Badrinarayan temple located in Gujarat’s Surat district switched to using solar power for managing shrine’s energy consumption and are making use of the money to promote education in the region.

Temple’s trustee identified as Praveen Chandra explained why they switched to solar power. He said that the electricity bill used to be very high, so they switched to solar power. “The motive behind this was to save money. The bill has dropped from Rs 1.5-2 Lakh per month to Rs 10-12,000 per month. With the money that is saved every month, the shrine started a college and a school for Sanskrit,” Chandra said.

The trustee went on to add saying that fifty-kilowatt capacity solar panels have been set up on the terrace of the temple with an expense of Rs 25 lakh.

In October this year, Rajasthan’s 29 government colleges brought down their monthly electricity bills to zero with the help of solar energy, according to a report in the Times of India stated. These solar panels were installed in 2017-18 to cut power expenses.

“At least I can say that 29 of our colleges can save Rs 20 lakh a year on power consumption. the saving can be utilised for the development of these colleges, In this manner we are also fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in reducing the carbon footprint”, said Pradeep Borad, college commissioner of Rajasthan, quoted to as saying by TOI.