According to reports, soon the police stations in the state will have uninterrupted power supply as solar power plants are being set up in 12 districts on priority basis.
These districts include three Naxal affected districts of Sonbhadra, Chandauli and Mirzapur. The other districts are Khiri, Pilibhit, Bahraich, Balrampur, Maharajganj, Siddarthnagar and Shravasti and two districts on UP-Bihar border – Ghazipur and Ballia.
While these 12 districts have been undertaken in the under first phase, the remaining districts would be covered in the second and third phases.
DSP, welfare, UP Police Headquarters Aashutosh Mishra told TOI, “The aim behind installing the solar power plants in each district of state is to offer uninterrupted power supply in police stations and police offices”.
He added that four solar power plants of 10 KW are being installed in these districts and with the help of one 10 KW solar power plant, electric equipment like 25 CFLs, four fans and an AC could run for more than eight hours. Besides, four computer sets along with printers could also work for more than six hours. These solar power plants are being installed by ITI Naini.
ADG, police headquarters, Surya Kumar said, “If we are able to set up solar power plants at police offices and police stations across the state, it will be helpful in energy conversion, environment protection besides providing uninterrupted power supply.”
Power generated from solar energy will be of great use to the rural police stations which do not get sufficient power.
Police officers, however, believe that Solar energy is incontestably one such alternative, which can perform the domestic and official requirements of electricity. There are several return of solar energy, the primary being its renewable nature and non-vanishing nature.”
The option of solar energy is always available. Officials claim that solar cells are totally silent and they can extract energy from the sun without making a noise.
solar energy is non-polluting. More interestingly, solar cells require very little maintenance and its related equipment could be shifted from one site to another easily.