Vidyut Bhavan in Patna gets wind and solar hybrid unit

Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited (BSPHCL) has reportedly installed a micro unit of wind-solar energy hybrid at Vidyut Bhavan in Patna to generate power from renewable energy sources under its green energy initiative.

A BSPHCL official speaking to ET said the micro unit utilizes solar and wind energy to generate around 1 kilowatt of electricity in a month, which can supply 120 units of electricity to households.

According to reports BSPHCL will soon install two more wind-solar hybrid micro units –   one each in Patna and Rohtas districts.

The micro unit will produce 24X7power as wind energy is not limited by sunlight. However, the production of green energy will be comparatively higher during daytime.

Such units survive seasonal variations. Solar energy gets produced more during the summer whereas wind velocity is higher during the winter, the official said and added installation of such a micro unit of hybrid power cost around Rs 2 lakh.