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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate 'Gandhi Solar Park' at United Nations on September 24

Total 193 photovoltaic panels been set up each panel having a size of 71.41kw. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New York, United States Sep 22, 2019, 07.29 AM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a 50kW 'Gandhi Solar Park' at the United Nations on September 24.

India has gifted $1 million for a Solar Panel and Green Roof Project under which solar panels will be installed on the rooftop of the headquarters of United Nations headquarters.

The energy that will be generated in the park is equivalent to 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.

The plant's annual system output will be 86,244 kWh which is equal to Co2 emissions from 30,246 Kg of coal burnt.

In total 193 photovoltaic panels have been set up with each panel having a size of 71.41kw.

Alongside the solar panels, there is also a green roof which has vegetation.

It is the first time that solar energy will be produced at the UN headquarters in New York.

PM Modi arrived at Houston, US for 'Howdy Modi' show today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport at Houston, Texas on Saturday on a week-long visit to the United States.

PM Modi is scheduled to address 50,000 Indian diaspora today in Houston in an event called ''Howdy Modi''.

The event at Houston on September 22 will be the largest gathering for an elected foreign leader other than the Pope and it will be a celebration of the cultures of India and the US. 

The event which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump will see the giant NRG stadium filled to the capacity.

Ahead of the big event — US President Donald Trump has said that he could announce something from the stage. Howdy Modi is an opportunity for US President Trump to win some support from the Indian community. The next presidential election in America is scheduled for 2020 in which the influential Indian-American community is expected to play a big role. Trump, a Republican, has already announced his candidature.

According to a 2018 survey, Indian Americas are much more disapproving of Trump — than the average Asian Americans.

This will be the third meeting between Modi and Trump this year. The previous two were on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Japan in June and the G7 Summit in France in July.

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India has gifted $1 million for a Solar Panel and Green Roof Project under which solar panels will be installed on the rooftop of the headquarters of United Nations headquarters.