NE's first solar-wind hybrid power project set up in Tripura

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Agartala, Jul 10 (UNI) The first solar-wind hybrid power project in the Northeast has been set up at Vigyan Bhawan here, which would produce two KW power from non-conventional sources of energy.

Project Director of the Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency (TREDA) Sumanta Chakraborty said the project has capacity to generate two KW electricity by utilising solar power and wind energy on a ratio of 50:50.

''Solar power and wind speed energy will produce one KW each. In Tripura this is the first project generating electricity through hybrid means,'' he said.

He underlined that Tripura was the first state in the Northeast where wind energy had been generated in an institutional manner, though Arunachal Pradesh was producing a limited quantum of electricity from non-conventional sources of energy.

The idea to launch a composite project for generating power from solar energy and wind speed was mooted following its success in the northern states of the country and this project was set up on an experimental basis, Mr Chakraborty said.

He added that 70 per cent of the expenses of the Rs five lakh project was borne by the Union Ministry of Power.

The agency's headquarters have been set up on the roof of the Vigyan Bhawan which now began run on a trial basis.

''It is being tested for storage of energy generated from two different sources in the battery and after the trial is over transmission system would be set up for distribution of power. A portion of the demand for power of the Vigyan Bhawan will be met by the project,'' Mr Chakraborty maintained.

He added that several government departments had expressed their willingness to set up power projects of non-conventional sources and solar-wind hybrid power project would be beneficial for security forces deployed in interior parts of the state, as at some of the places in Tripura, the personnel had to walk upto 15 kms to charge their walky-talky.


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