The installation work for 50 Kw solar project at Vikas Bhavan building in Uttar Pradesh has started. The solar project will power at least 20 government departments in the building.
Excess power generated from the solar plant installed at a cost of Rs. 23 lakh will be offered to the electricity department.
The solar plant will be a blessing for environment as it will limit the use of diesel generators during powercuts at Vikas Bhavan. These generators emit smoke and cause air pollution.
“We had prepared a proposal last year and sent it to the authorities concerned. The budget was sanctioned two months ago and work on the installation of a 50-Kw solar plant has started,” said SK Singh, project officer of New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (NEDA).
“The plant will supply power to 20 departments here. However, we need a 75-Kw plant to meet the power demand. A proposal for a separate plant will also be prepared this year. In case the solar plant generates excess power, it will be go to the power corporation. Work is going on and it will bear fruit within one month,” he added.