Shimla Gets 35 KW Grid-Connected Solar Power Plant

It is the first grid-connected solar power plant in Shimla and has been installed on the rooftop of the Department of Environment, Science and Technology.

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A 35 KW grid-connected solar power plant has been installed in Shimla and recently it was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur.

It is the first grid-connected solar power plant in Shimla and was installed on the rooftop of the Department of Environment, Science and Technology.

Also, the electricity generated by the solar power plant would be consumed by the building and remaining power would be sold to the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board.

It was completed by spending around Rs 20 lakh and the project would save Rs 2.6 lakh per annum. The project has sustainability of 25 years.

Commenting on the achievement, the Chief Minister said, “Solar plants not only save energy but also help in environmental conservation. The plant will recover its installation and other expenditure within four to five years. Each one of us should adopt solar-based energy technologies. We all can contribute towards energy saving and to a great extent meet the energy demand of the world.”

“This plant has been installed at a cost of Rs 19.23 lakh and as per estimates, in next 25 years, it would help in saving about Rs 97 lakh. 112 solar panels of 1315 watt capacity per panel have been installed on the building of Environment, Science and Technology,” said DC Rana, Director, Department of Environment, Science and Technology.

The private companies, who set up the plant, said that the state electricity board installed a bi-directional meter in the office premises for ensuring energy inflow and outflow from the solar plant to the main electric grid.

Source: ANI

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Manu Tayal

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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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