Government offices in West Bengal to tap solar power

Government offices in West Bengal to tap solar power

West Bengal to tap solar power

West Bengal government is reportedly planning to install solar panel s on the rooftop of government offices in an attempt to slash power bills and promote green energy in the state.

Speaking to The Hindu power Minister, Sovandeb Chattopadhyay said “The plan is being implemented as per the wish of chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The project has been christened as Aloshree. We plan to cover all state government offices, municipalities, corporations, panchayats, state run public sector undertakings and all other autonomous bodies of the state government.

The minister said the project has assigned to the state-run power distribution company West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (WBSEDCL).

According to the report solar panels to be installed on the roof of the government buildings will range from 20 KV to 60 KV and cost will vary from Rs 10, 00,000 to Rs 60, 00,000 for each panel.

The publication notes that the cost will be borne by the departments or its affiliate organizations, whose offices are located at those buildings.

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