In a first in Andhra, Vizianagaram collectorate switches to solar power


In a first in Andhra, Vizianagaram collectorate switches to solar power

The Vizianagaram district collectorate is now completely powered by solar energy, making it the first collectorate in Andhra Pradesh to have made this switch. It invested over Rs 93 lakhs to make this change. This move will help the collectorate cut down about 110 metric tonnes of green house gas emissions every year.

District collector Vivek Yadav said, “ Vizianagaram’s initiative will now serve as a model to various government offices not just in the district, but also the state. We are proud to be the first collectorate in the entire state to change over to renewable source of energy.”

The collector further added that 160 KWC solar panels would help generate 19,200 units of energy, which will help them save Rs 3,00,000 every month ( 18,900 units of consumption). He revealed that the project received Rs 17 lakhs in subsidy from the state government and, he hopes that the cost will be recovered in six years’ time. Read More…

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