NewZNew (Bathinda) : Continuing its commitment to make Punjab a power surplus state, the state government has facilitated setting up of 4 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in village Nangla on 19.4 acres of area. With the setting up of this power plant, the number of such solar plants in Bathinda district has risen to four. The plant is functional and the Minister for non-conventional energy, revenue, rehabilitation and disaster management and information and public relations Mr Bikram Singh Majithia would inaugurate the plant on April 29.
Giving information in this context here today, the Deputy Commissioner Bathinda Dr Basant Garg stated that the Focal Energy Solar India Private Limited and Punjab Energy Development agency (PEDA) have worked together to commission this project that has started producing solar power. He said that the area residents would be greatly benefitted due to the solar power plant.
Dr Garg added that besides village Nangla, three more solar power plants are function in Bathinda district including 12 MW plant at village Jaga Ram Tirath, and 20 MW plant at village Teona Pujarian. Also a 4 MW plant at village Pathrala is producing solar power.
PEDA Manager Mr Rajesh Kumar said that solar power plant at Nangla will produce 14000 to 18000 units of power per day. Built at a cost of Rs 35 cr, the plant has 41000 solar modules and value of each module is 97.5 Watts. Besides this four inverters have been installed to convert direct current into alternate current and connect with grid. These inverters are Germany made.