Web Exclusive | January 2017
Kozhikode to set up solar power in 25 govt. schools
The Kozhikode district panchayat in partnership with the Kerala State Electricity Board, is planning to set up solar power in 25 government high schools. The project priced at Rs 2.50 crore aims to encourage attempts of domestic power generation and will supply excess power generated for the KSEB grid for profit. The panchayat decided on the special solar project after observing that their school pay around Rs 80,000 each year to KSEB in power bills. On completion of the trial run, the project will be considered for further extension to other government schools - there are around 48 within the panchayat’s purview, an official shared. A panel installation agreement will be signed to entrust the maintenance of the facility for at least 10 years with the empanelled agency.