July 16, 2016
‘Aaloshree’ – a non-conventional power supply project to light up public buildings in Bengal
The West Bengal government has set 2017-18 as the deadline to install grid-connected rooftop solar photo-voltaic system at all public buildings. The project has been christened as `Aaloshree’.
The State Urban Development department was the first to go off the block to turn all its buildings green. Initiated last year, a number of buildings, including Nagarayn Bhavan and NKDA building, have already been covered.
Regulators will be fixed and the panels will be net-metered so that the tariff rate could be fixed for using solar power. The solar energy that will be generated from the panels will be converted into electrical energy and put into the grid. The power that will be generated will be measured through a special net-meter.
The Environment department and the pollution control board are also working to set up solar photo-voltaic panels in 80 schools and 20 primary health centres across the state.