Solar Micro Grids of 1899 Kwp Installed In India

Singh informed that MNRE has provided financial support up to 30% of the cost of micro and mini-grids systems for installation in the rural areas of the country. The design capacity of micro grid depends upon the requirement to be catered.

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As many as 63 solar micro grids of 1899 kilo Watt power (kWp) aggregated capacity have been reported to be installed in the country with financial support from the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Lok Sabha was informed.

Replying to a question on steps taken by Government to explore the solar micro grid model in the country, Power Minister Raj Kumar Singh informed that under the Solar Off-grid and Decentralized Applications Programme, so far 63 solar micro grids of 1899 kWp aggregated capacity have been reported to be installed in the country.

Singh informed that Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has provided financial support up to 30% of the cost of micro and mini-grids systems for installation in the rural areas of the country. The design capacity of micro grid depends upon the requirement to be catered.

From a technology perspective, a microgrid is a connected network of distributed, clean-power assets, operating independently or hand-in-hand with a larger electrical grid to produce high-quality, reliable power.

A typical solar microgrid can range from 1 KW to several megawatts. A typical rural house requires approximately 2 units of electricity and so, for a village of 100 homes, a 4 KW microgrid is sufficient. A 4 KW plant helps generate electricity worth Rs 33,000 per year.

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