24th June 2017, Lucknow
A Grid Connected Roof Top Solar Energy System installedat ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow was inaugurated by Dr. J.S. Sandhu, Deputy Director General (Crop Science), ICAR today.Dr. Sandhu also reviewed the research work of Institute and visited technology park, experimental plots and laboratories of the Institute. During visit he discussed in detail about the technology being offered to the cane growers by the institute.
Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR-IISRbriefed on the activities and recent achievements of the Institute.
The Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with M/s Genus Innovations Limited, Jaipur for erection, testing and commissioning of grid connected Roof Top Solar Power System. As per the MoU, the firm has already installed solar panels on the roof tops of the Institute buildings with total power generation capacity of 250 KW and started power generation. During the period May, 2017, a total of about 30000kwh power was generated by the Roof Top Solar Power System at the Institute.
The Institute purchases electricity from Power Company at average cost of Rs. 12/- per kwh, while the average cost of power purchased from roof top solar power system comes to Rs. 6/- per kwh. Thus, with installation of this roof top solar power system at the Institute, the ICAR-IISR, Lucknow will save the power bill to the tune of Rs. 2 lakh per month, amounting to Rs. 24 lakh per annum.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow)