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Insights and Stories

Providing Clean Power to Museo Camera

September 30, 2022

For photographers, knowing how to leverage natural lighting from the sun can make a difference between a good and great photo. At Museo Camera, sunlight does way more than just that. Today, the museum is powered through sustainable clean electricity generated from solar energy, using a 60kWp energy-efficient rooftop solar system donated and installed by us.

Museo Camera also organises curated events and sees more than 5,000 visitors every month

Located at Gurugram, India, Museo Camera, Centre for Photographic Arts is a not-for-profit crowd-funded museum with over 18,000 square feet of space dedicated to the art and history of photography. It has a collection of 2,500 antique cameras from over 100 countries, including the tiniest camera in the world and the earliest flash equipment among other array of photographic equipment.

The museum’s oldest camera dates back to the 1870s!

The museum, with its spacious art galleries, workshop and lecture halls, and a fully functional darkroom, requires considerable electricity to power the facility’s centralised air conditioning, lighting, and other operational requirements. With the installation of Sembcorp’s 60KWp rooftop solar solution, Museo Camera is expected to have an annual energy cost savings of approximately INR0.66 million.

We are expected to help Museo Camera reduce close to 1,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions equivalent (tCO2e) over the system’s lifetime, roughly the same as planting over 2,700 teak trees*! At Sembcorp, we are always seeking ways to create value for our communities through strategic community investment, and we are proud to help Museo Camera operate sustainably for years to come.

*Estimated based on calculator by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India: https://solarrooftop.gov.in/rooftop_calculator .
Figures are estimated for entire lifetime of the project.

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