Solar power in line to illuminate Delhi landmarks

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It’s a case of mixing the old with the new in Delhi, as the city’s government confirms a selection of the most famous monuments in the Indian capital will soon be lit up by solar-powered lights.

Blue & Green Tomorrow 

Six UNESCO World Heritage sites including Qutb Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb have been earmarked to receive clean energy installations over the coming months.

“We are planning to install solar photovoltaic (SPV) systems on the premises of heritage sites and historical monuments where footfalls are higher”, a government official told IANS, India’s largest news agency.
“Now, these monuments and sites will be illuminated at night by solar energy.”
The electricity system of two popular landmarks in the city – Jantar Mantar and Safdarjung’s Tomb – were converted to solar three years ago, and after witnessing a successful transition at both sites, the Delhi government has picked out a sextet of other landmarks to be powered by the sun.

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