New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a 50 KW ‘Gandhi Solar Park’ at the UN on September 24 as part of India’s commitment to boost renewable energy and combat climate change.
At a contribution of about one million dollars, India has gifted solar panels that have been installed on the roof of the UN Headquarters here, one panel each for every 193 UN Member State. On the occasion, a special UN Postage on Gandhi’s 150 years will also be released.
New York shall have the solar energy for the first time ever that will be produced at the UN headquarters.
The energy generated from the park will be equivalent to the energy that would have been created through the use of 30,000 kilograms of coal. It also has carbon sequestration of 1000 seedlings which will grow into trees over 10 years. There is also a green roof which has vegetation alongside the solar panels.
Come September end …
When the sun rises over East(river)
The @UN will use solar power…
— Syed Akbaruddin (@AkbaruddinIndia) September 19, 2019
Modi shall also inaugurate ‘Gandhi Peace Garden’ to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. It is an initiative undertaken by Consulate General of India in New York, Long Island-based NGO Shanti Fund and the State University of New York – Old Westbury to plant 150 trees.