Rajasthan: Village co-op sets up power plant

A village cooperative society in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan has installed the first-ever solar power plant to meet its energy needs and supply surplus power to the power grid. This has been hailed as an experiment in renewable energy and a contribution to ecology, reports Hindu.

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. The plant will soon get operational.

A source said the society members decided to install the plant in view of heavy electricity bills paid for operating the facilities created for the villagers. These facilities include a supermarket, gymnasium, reverse osmosis (RO)-based water purifier plant and a training centre for women.

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