By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, April 11: The campus of Raj Bhavan, Guwahati has been provided with renewable energy systems and devices under SADP programme of MNRE, Government of India. The project executed by Assam Energy Development Agency includes different renewable energy systems comprising of a 30-KW Solar Power plant, LED Street lights and Solar Garden Lights, Solar Water Heaters and Solar Wind hybrid system.
The 30-KW SPV power plant will generate power and will supplement conventiol power requirement to the Raj Bhavan complex from the grid. During the trial run it was seen that the 30 KW SPV power plant has been generating around 100 units of electricity per day. The generation will further increase during clear sunny days. Since the system does not have a battery bank the recurring expenditure of battery replacement will not be a hindrance for successful running and sustaibility of the project.
The Solar water heaters will provide hot water to the governor’s residence as well as the guest house and staff quarters within the Raj Bhavan complex. LED street lights and garden lights, being run from the solar wind hybrid system, will provide uninterrupted lighting throughout the night.
Dr N. P. Singh, adviser, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, visited Raj Bhawan Guwahati recently, along with senior officials of the Ministry and reviewed the works of renewable energy systems and devices installed. He also held discussions on the subject with Sudip Chakravorty, Deputy Secretary, Governor’s Secretariat and Kimnei Changsen, Special Officer to the Governor.