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.