Following the successful solar power-backed illumination of historical monuments such as the Jantar Mantar and the Safdarjung Tomb, other historical premises like the Red Fort and the Lotus Temple, will also be lit up by solar energy. According to the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC), proposals to illuminate these historical monuments are being prepared and submitted for the central government’s approval.
In the case of the solar power plant at Jantar Mantar, the project was set up at a cost of Rs 2.5 million and generates 9 kW of power. The energy generated can illuminate the complex for five hours. To achieve such an energy output, 55 solar panels have been installed at one end of the complex.