KSEB to cash in on renewable energy resources

KSEB to cash in on renewable energy resources

With the Centre meting out subsidies on renewable energy, Kerala is ambitiously working on solar-windmill hybrid system and newer models of windmills.

The Kerala State Electricity Board renewable energy department is working on a solar-windmill hybrid system. This is a one-kilowatt system, where 600 watts would be generated using a micro windmill and a 400watt solar panel.

Kerala State Electricity Board renewable energy

In Kerala, maximum wind is received from May to September and it is the same time when it rains. So, a combination of solar and windmill systems is ideal. Moreover, the Centre also gives out a subsidy of Rs 1 Lakh and the total cost of the installation after the subsidy would be less than Rs 1 Lakh.

“According to studies, this unit will generate around six units of electricity every day and it would be more than enough for an average family. This is quite popular and used extensively in many places. So, we are working on it too,” added KSEB official C. Shedilal.

With Kerala spending Rs 6000 crore annually to procure power from outside the state, as 65 per cent of the annual power requirements of the state is sourced from outside the state and with Climate change protocols all set to become strict, Kerala is in a hurry to take these projects to the people.

Source: IANS

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