Solar power project inaugurated at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University

Information and publicity minister Kadambur C Raju on Friday inaugurated the 1 MW (megawatt) power solar power project at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.

The solar power project established at a cost of Rs 5 crore can generate electricity required by all the buildings on its premises reports ET.

3,080 solar panels were installed on 3.7 acres of the total of 543 acres university’s Abhishekapatti premises on the Tirunelveli – Tenkasi Highway.

The electricity generated from the power project funded under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan will be connected to the Tangedco grid. The university will use 750 KW of the power and transmit the remaining 250 KW to generate additional revenue.

The solar power project is expected to make optimal use of nine-month sunshine period to generate 15 lakh units annually and meet the energy needs of the varsity over the next few years.


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