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Plan to set up solar power plants, lights

The government has drawn up a plan to set up solar power plants in major office complexes and police stations and install solar lights.

Giving this information here today, Power Minister Sujan Singh Pathania said Himurja would set up 4-kw solar power plants at all the district Secretariats and 2-kw plants at all 219 police stations.

He said a 6-kw solar plant had already been set up at the state Secretariat here. Besides, a 10-kw solar plant had been established at the Ransar island in the Pong reservoir and 2-kw plant and 200-kw plant at Baru Sahib.

Pathania was speaking after inaugurating the two-day Green Energy Fair organised as a part of World Wildlife Week by the WWF-India in association with Himurja and the local Municipal Corporation.

He said the solar city plan for Shimla had already been approved and 1,000 solar streetlights would be soon installed in the city.

The solar plan for Hamirpur had also been formulated and likely to be approved shortly.

Chief Executive Officer of the Himurja Bhanu Pratap Singh said the Centre had sanctioned 10,000 solar lanterns for Kinnaur district which would go a long way, ensuring uninterrupted power in the far-flung areas.

Manufacturers of renewable energy equipment had set up stalls at the Green Energy Fair to showcase solar panels, solar water heaters, solar lighting systems, cookers and refrigerators and even compact biogas plants for household use.

The Tribune (08-10-2013)