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Rajasthan schools benefit from hybrid solar plus battery systems

December 23, 2020

Saur Energy:

Rajasthan Council of School Education (RCScE) has notified that there are currently 134 model schools in Rajasthan and almost all of them are situated in rural areas where the electricity supply is not regular. Thus, to solve this issue of irregular electricity supply and also to reduce the monthly electricity bills expenditure a new Rs 25 crore project has been sanctioned under the ‘Samagra Shiksha’ scheme for all the 134 model schools in the state to get hybrid solar plus battery bank systems.

RCScE has thus issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders, for setting up of the hybrid solar PV systems of 15 kW solar capacity with a battery bank in the 134 Swami Vivekananda Govt Model Schools in different districts of Rajasthan.

Rajasthan in 2020, has been the leading state for renewable energy expansion in the county. And this claim was backed by a recent report by IEEFA, which believes that the resource rich state can play a key leadership role in India’s transition to a low-cost, low-emission, profitable electricity system.

The state’s installed renewable energy capacity reached 9.6 gigawatts (GW) at the end of the fiscal year (FY) 2019/20. It also added more solar power capacity (1.7 GW) in FY 2019/20 than any other Indian state, ahead of Karnataka (1.4 GW), the state with the highest installed solar capacity, and Tamil Nadu (1.3 GW).

“Rajasthan has a bright future as a renewable energy leader in India,” said the report’s author Kashish Shah. However, there’s still a lot of work to be done. With the state’s “power distribution companies (Discoms) amongst the worst performers in India.” 

[Ayush Verma]

More: 134 Govt Schools in Rajasthan to get Hybrid Solar Plus Battery Systems

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