According to reports, when the state is reeling under acute power crisis with a peak demand of 3,528 MW as against an installed capacity of 2,229 MW, Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation (KELTRON) is set to make a big entry into the manufacture of solar inverters and power controllers catering to off-grid and on-grid electricity requirements.
“Currently, we have obtained orders from the state prison department for the manufacture of solar inverters and power conditioners. We expect orders from other departments as well as many are keen to go for solar powered systems eventually considering the power shortage,” Keltron chief general manager A Michael Suresh Raj told TOI on Saturday.
“Bulk requirement of solar inverters and power conditioners is expected in the coming years and taking note of that, we plan to invest Rs 25 crore per year in augmenting the solar power plant unit at Karakulam,” said Beena K S, general manager, planning, at Keltron.
Two months back, power minister Aryadan Mohammed had announced a plan to manufacture and distribute 10,000 solar powered roof top units of 1 KW each in the state. However, the project is yet to commence, the officials said.