Tamil Nadu Solar power park to be ready in 3 months
17 Sep 2020
The Trichy Corporation has completed a majority of structural work on the city’s first-ever solar park coming up at Panchapur sewage treatment plant (STP), as part of the smart cities mission. The civic body is now awaiting the arrival of photo-voltaic (solar) panels, and said that the 2.4MW facility will be commissioned in the next few months.
Officials said that the underground cable installation work from the solar power park till the Tangedco substation at Crawford, civil work like establishing power room, pillars for the solar panels and fencing of the 13 acre site, have been completed.
“We are awaiting the arrival of the solar panels, delayed due to the lockdown restrictions. Rest of the work is accomplished. The project will be commissioned within three months,” a senior corporation official said.
The local body will supply the electricity from the solar plant to Tangedco’s power grid. In return, it will get compensated for the electricity generated while paying their consumption charges. The move is expected to save Rs 2.25 crore for the civic body per year.