Chandigarh – The Haryana government today said it has decided to install hybrid solar systems in all government schools of the state.
In the first phase, the project would be installed in 3,222 government high and senior secondary schools. It would cost Rs 236.57 crore, Education minister Ram Bilas Sharma said today.
He said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved a proposal in this regard.
Hybrid solar systems, to be installed in a phased manner, would have a battery bank of 7.2 VAh/Wp to ensure uninterrupted power supply to schools, Sharma said.
He said the central assistance of 30 per cent, which is on reimbursement basis, would help in fulfilling the gap of the additional burden of Rs 110 crore to provide the battery bank.
Moreover, any amount which is left after installation of hybrid solar systems in all government schools and receipt of central assistance would be used for operational and maintenance, upgradation and replacement of consumer items (battery) considering the fact that the solar panel would be having a warranty period of 25 years and the Power Conditioning Unit (PCU) and batteries would be having a warranty of five years after successful commissioning, he said.