Shovan bats for solar energy

Report by: 
Torsha Bhattacharjee
Kolkata
10 Oct 2017

bout 1400 educational institutions of the state are using solar panels to meet their energy requirements and this way they have been able to save on their power bills, Shovandev Chattopadhyay, state minister for power and non-conventional energy sources today said. He said this during his speech at a seminar titled Energy Efficiency for a Sustainable Future organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce at a city hotel.
“Not only governmental institutions but amusement parks too started using solar panels for illumination and other purposes.  And this way they are saving on their energy bills. For example Deshbandhu College of Kolkata has been able to cut down on their expenses on electricity,” Chattopadhyay said. He also said that the state government is putting in all efforts to conserve energy and cut down the cost of production of energy in every way possible.
The minister further said that the a 10 MW solar PV project has been commissioned on the Teesta canal bank under the scheme for Canal-top and Canal bank projects and this project is the first canal-bank project to be commissioned under the scheme.