Did you know About the first NE city to run completely on solar power?

Did you know About the first NE city to run completely on solar power?

DID YOU KNOW | May 15, 2018:

Guwahati station is the first in North-East to run completely on solar power. As Indian Railways looks to go green and energy efficient, solar energy is being used across the national transporter’s network to power stations and even trains! For North-East, where railway connectivity is still a relatively new phenomenon, the solar power plant at the Guwahati railway station is one-of-its kind. Commissioned in April 2017, the solar power plant at Guwahati railway station is expected to not only reduce the carbon footprint significantly, but also result in electricity cost savings.

Here are some interesting facts about the Guwahati railway station’s solar power plant:

#1. The 700 KWp grid interactive solar power plant has been set up over the roof of the Guwahati railway station. A PP shed has been set up as well.

#2. The total cost of the project, as per Indian Railways estimates, is approximately Rs 6.7 crore. The agency which has provided fund for the green project is CONCOR. The solar plant has been installed by Sahibabad’s Central Electronics Ltd.

#3. According to Indian Railways, the total saving of electricity cost on account of the solar plant is Rs 67 lakh.
#4. The total generation of the solar power plant between April 12, 2017 to May 10, 2018 was 7,96,669 KWH. The average generation per day is 2048 KWh.
#5. As many as 2352 solar modules have been installed at the roof-top solar power plant. From April 12, 2017 to May 10, 2018 the carbon dioxide benefit from the solar power plant stands at 6.3 lakh kg!
Source: Financial Express
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