The district is fast emerging as a solar energy hub. As per the clearance given by UPNEDA (Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Agency), different institutions of the district have been picked up for installation of solar panels.
The institutions would even be selling the surplus solar energy to the northern grid. Along the lines of a project at Gujarat, an area of 100 hectare has been identified at Kosada village of Meja tehsil on which a solar park is being constructed to produce 50 Megawatt of energy. The work for installing solar panels has already begun. With most of the work done, the park would become functional by August, said Mohammad Shahid, an engineer of NEDA.
Besides, there are several institutions which have either started installing solar panels or have executed the work order for fixing them on rooftops.
The terrace of Vikas Bhawan has solar panels through which 70KW of electricity is being produced. Funds worth around Rs 75 lakh have been sanctioned for installing solar panels at Police Lines which would produce 130KW of electricity in the coming days. The office of commissioner Allahabad division would be installed with the system for producing 50KW of electricity.
Adding to the overall production of energy through solar power, the rooftops of the building of Allahabad high court will also have solar panels which would produce 300KW of electricity. The building of Allahabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) would produce 110KW of electricity.
IIIT-A would be installing a 300 KW rooftop plant connected to the power grid at the boys’ hostel. Nearly 940 solar panels and 10 invertors will be installed on the roof of Fifth Boys Hostel of the institute that would start generation of power from May.