The solar dome beside Gate 6 of Eco Park is likely to be ready by the end of this year. HIDCO (Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation) is planning to engage a consultant to come up with a detailed design and plan as to how multiple exhibits, theatrical shows on global warming, and hi-tech interactive shows of the international standard could be organized inside the solar dome energy globe.
The solar dome project is being executed jointly by WBSEDCL (West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited) and Hidco in Eco Park. Officials said it is 27 meters high and 46 meters in diameter. It is a truncated geodetic spherical dome that is fixed with active solar panels for the continuous generation of solar power throughout the day. The solar panels, once fully operational, will generate about 180 kWh of power.