Punjab police stations to have solar power generator systems

2.5 KW capacity systems to be installed to power lighting and computer systems

Chandigarh/March 1
Police stations in Punjab are soon going to have rooftop photovoltaic solar systems for power generation to power lighting and computer systems..
Non-Conventional Energy Minister, Bikram Singh Majithia today said that Punjab Energy Development Authority would soon embark on a major program for these installations in order to increase usage and popularize Solar PV technology for power generation. “The solar PV systems would be installed in all 120 police stations of the state and each system would generate 2.5 KW power for powering lighting and computer loads in the police stations. The project will cost Rs 6.6 crore to the government exchequer,” Majithia said.
He further stated that it is the resolve of Punjab Government to install Solar
Power Systems on all government buildings by the end of 2017. The power generated through these rooftop systems would replace conventional energy and also provide backup power during grid shut downs. “PEDA was already promoting the installation of rooftop PV Power Plants in which capital subsidy is being provided as per the guidelines of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy guidelines,” he said.
Majithia added that PEDA has also carried out a detailed rooftop survey of major Government Buildings in the State and estimated potential was 40 MW. The solar power generated from the rooftops would also replace conventional power and provide backup power to buildings during grid outage including surplus power being exported to the PSPCL grid.

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