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Uttar Pradesh Raj Bhawan gets ‘solar’ power

According to reports, UP Raj Bhawan recently got a solar power plant installed in the premises. The power plant, with a generation capacity of 6 KW was installed for power supply during the day under state alternate-energy development programme (SADP) scheme.

The development comes days after UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has been stressing on inclusion of solar power as an alternate source of energy in the power starved Uttar Pradesh. Soon, private players started making a beeline in installing solar powered projects. Yadav, in fact, was quick to inaugurate a 2 Mw solar based power plant in Barabanki district.

In case of Raj Bhawan also, a private agency entered into a contract with UP New Energy Development Authority, the premier agency to facilitate sustainable generation of green and quality power for the people of Uttar Pradesh.

Commenting on this successful commissioned project, a senior UPNEDA official said, “The project is just another important milestone towards achieving the solar mission goal of India.”

The project uses 24 number of multi crystalline silicon modules of 250Wp each spread out over an area of 900 sqft. These modules will generate electric current when solar radiation falls on them. The solar power plant will generate 18 units of electricity per day.

The agency has also taken the contract to provide the operation and maintenance services to the plant for the first five years after commissioning. The plant is designed to run for 25 years.

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