The 20 kV on-grid rooftop solar energy system has been installed in a 2,000 sq. foot area at the cooperative society’s office in Bandha Colony village in Anupgarh town in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan.
The solar plat has been setup by cooperative society of the village. This is the first-ever solar power plant to serve its own needs and supply surplus electricity to the power grid.
An expenditure of Rs. 12.65 lakh was incurred on the solar power project, while the cooperative society received 30% subsidy, amounting to Rs. 3.79 lakh, from the Renewable Energy Department.
The plant is likely to produce 33,000 units of electricity annually, of which 23,000 units will be utilised for the cooperative society’s own needs through uninterrupted power supply.
About 10,000 surplus units will be supplied to the power grid, bringing additional revenue to the cooperative society.
The initiative has been hailed as a major step for promoting renewable energy and a significant contribution to environment protection.