Greater Hyderabad attitude is changing when it comes to power consumption. Gated communities, villas, and townships that have so far relied on government distribution companies have focused on their own production. Solar rooftop panels are installed on buildings to generate their own electricity to meet the needs.
In addition, surplus electricity is supplied to distribution companies. GHMC itself is inspiring people to shift towards Solar. A total of 941 kilowatts of solar panels were installed at 34 municipal offices in the city at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore. Each solar panel generates an average of 1,500 units of electricity per year. GHMC currently pays Rs 9 per unit. With the latest solar power generation, it has reduced its electricity expenditure to Rs 1.50 crore per annum.
The government is offering large-scale incentives for conventional power generation, once the panels are installed. The Solar panels once installed are likely to work for Twenty Five years, so people are opting for them even though the initial investment is on the higher side. As a result, the monthly bills are halved. At present, more than 212 MW of electricity is being generated from 9,515 solar net metering connections across the state and most of this is from Greater Hyderabad.