An entrepreneur of Kullu has set up the first hi-tech 250-KW solar plant of the district in Bhuntar, 10 km from here. Rahul Solanki, MD, Tara Solar Energy, said this was the first hi-tech solar power plant of the state which was connected with Wi-Fi, providing round-the-clock monitoring of the entire system, including solar panels, inverters, and distribution panels. He said the project was connected to the national grid on Tuesday for the testing phase of 15 days for synchronization.

The MD said the MoU and Power Purchase Agreement had been signed between the company and the HPSEB for 25 years at the rate of Rs 4.06 per unit of electricity. He said the project would generate about 1,250 units per day on average and it was capable of generating electricity even during rains and adverse weather conditions.

Mr. Solanki informed that 657 solar panels of 375 watts each were set up in a 4-bigha land. He said four 60-KW inverters and one 10-KW inverter and distribution panel of 250 KW were also installed. He said all the equipment was procured from Havells under the ‘’Make in India’’ campaign. He said various protection measures were also taken by the engineers. He said the cost of the entire project was about Rs 1.5 crore. He said the HP Government also provided a subsidy of Rs 5 lakh. He added that the project would provide employment to around 10 persons. The MD said it was an initiative to produce clean and green energy. He added that the project was pollution-free and would help the state in earning carbon credit.

Source: The Tribune