Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram Collectorate Goes Fully Solar

Now, the Vizianagaram collectorate has become the Andhra Pradesh’s first collectorate which have made this switch.

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In a significant development, the Vizianagaram district collectorate of the Andhra Pradesh state has now completely switched to solar power.

Now, the Vizianagaram collectorate has become the Andhra Pradesh’s first collectorate which have made this switch.

In order to make this change, it has invested over Rs 93 lakhs. This move will help the collectorate cut down about 110 metric tonnes of green house gas emissions every year.

Commenting on the achievement, District Collector, Vivek Yadav said, “Vizianagaram’s initiative will now serve as a model to various government offices not just in the district, but also the state. We are proud to be the first collectorate in the entire state to change over to renewable source of energy.”

Yadav further added that 160 KWC solar panels would help generate 19,200 units of energy, which will help them save Rs 3,00,000 every month ( 18,900 units of consumption).

The project received Rs 17 lakhs in subsidy from the state government and, he hopes that the cost will be recovered in six years’ time.

Source: ET

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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