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Solar power helps corporation save Rs 16 lakh in two months


COIMBATORE: Since its inception two months in the past, the Ukkadam solar power plant has generated about three lakh units of electricity and helped town corporation save about Rs 16 lakh on its electricity expenses.

“While 1.46 lakh units of power were generated in February, some other 1.5 lakh units were generated in March. The value of power is Rs 5.60 per unit. The power produced in the plant is used to offset the electricity invoice of a water pumping station at Velliangadu,” said an organization legitimate, who's accountable for the sun plant.


The plant has three,168 panels, every with a capability of 320 watts. It used to be established at the cost of Rs 5.5 crore and generates an average of four,500 units per day.

Meanwhile, the corporation has started the set up paintings of some other sun plant, adjacent to the prevailing one at Ukkadam, on 15 acres and deliberate to finish it in 4 months. The plant is anticipated to generate 5.9kW units of power per hour and the civic frame has already received a no-objection certificate (NOC) from TANGEDCO to transmit the power generated in the plant.


“It took some time to connect the first solar power plant to a TANGEDCO sub-station as it concerned shutting down power in some spaces. Now that it is connected, we just need to attach the new plant with the prevailing one to transmit power,” the legitimate said.


Besides the two crops, some other sun plant with a capability of one megawatt is underneath development at Kavundampalayam and it's expected to be completed in a month.


With the power generated from the three crops, the civic frame, which has been paying about Rs 20 crore per annum on its electricity expenses, is anticipated to avoid wasting Rs 5 crore. The corporation pays electricity expenses of 2 sewage treatment crops (STPs) at Ukkadam and Ondipudur together with the water treatment and pumping stations at Velliangadu and Pillur.




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