Solar educational kits for Haryana schools

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Chandigarh, Jun 29 (UNI) The Haryana Department of Renewable Energy has prepared an ambitious scheme to tap solar energy and as part of this scheme a solar educational kit would be provided in all the 3,000 secondary schools in the state.

While disclosing this here today, a spokesman of the Department said the State Government and Central Government would bear the cost of the scheme in an equal ratio. The Central Government had already released over Rs 24.33 lakh by way of its share.

He said as many as 15 solar power plants of 1 KW each in 13 sub-divisions of Sirsa and two Sub divisions of Faridabad would be set up at a cost of about Rs 52.50 lakh.

By using one such power plant, two T-5 Retrofit Tubelights of 28-watt each, 10 CFL of 20-watt each and six ceiling fans of 50-watt each could be run in each sub-division office for four days, he added.

He said the Department had also prepared an innovative scheme to run the computer labs with solar energy. Under the scheme, 21 SPV power plants of 2.7 KW capacity each would be installed in 21 schools of Rohtak district at a cost of Rs 168 lakh.

The process of installing solar energy power plants has already begun. MoUs with 10 firms had also been signed by the Department to set up 23 biomass proejcts, three small hydro projects and four wind energy-based power projects to generate 697.70 MW of power with an investment of Rs 3,278 crore, he added.

The spokesman said the department of Renewable Energy and Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) had bagged three National Awards, one each for the implementation of Solar Cooker Programme, Solar Urban Programme and SPV demonstration programme.

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