TN bags national awards for solar projects

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Tamil Nadu has won two National Excellence Awards 2016 for rooftop solar power projects from the Centre’s New and Renewable Energy Ministry.While the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) won the award for rooftop solar power projects in the General category, the Tangedco won the award for solar projects in the DISCOM – Own Installation category, an official release said.Tangedco has installed 60 KW on top of its headquarters in Chennai in 2013 and utilising a shadow-free area of about 440 sqm.It generates and injects approximately 1 lakh units a year into the grid.The plant, made up of 219 modules with each containing 72 solar cells, meets partial load of the building during work days.Another 20 KW is being added now, says a Tangedco official.TEDA has also been given the national award for promoting rooftop solar energy.According to sources, the Off-Grid SPV Roof Top Projects commissioned by TEDA number around 2.30 lakh and generate 21.465 MW and there are 2,510 Grid Connected projects which generate 50.752 MW.In total, the rooftop solar power projects generate 72.217 MW at present, sources said.

Source:  The Hindu

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