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More Successful Solar Stories From India to South Africa

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Solar energy is getting real day by day. There have been numerous success stories of solar-generated power and the renewable source of energy has been accredited to save millions of tons of carbon dioxide. Two prominent organizations in India that have plans to install solar power plants and benefit from it are the Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt in Karnataka and the Sambalpur University in Odisha.

The Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt will set up a 135 kW capacity solar power unit. It is estimated to generate 600 to 750 units of daily solar power and have a cost of Rs.60 lakh. Orb Energy will be the installer. The solar plant will result in total savings of about Rs.18 lakh annually towards the electricity bill. The Mutt currently spends around Rs. 24 lakh on procuring electricity. The installation is expected to be completed by the 10th of April.

The Sambalpur University that installed a 245 kW solar power plant last year has greatly benefitted from it. The university that used to spend Rs. 40 lakh towards electricity bill annually has now registered savings of 30% every month. The project was inaugurated in July 2020 and was installed at a cost of Rs 2.89 crore in the first phase. The University has plans of expanding over its large chunks of unused land. It is proposing to install solar panels on 100 acres of land, supplying solar power to the entire university. Also read about India’s First Solar Powered Village.

Solar power not only reduces your electricity bill spending it also reduces your carbon footprint and guarantees uninterrupted power supply. In fact, the South African government has also announced the usage of solar energy in its emergency risk mitigation program to solve its power crisis situation. South Africa has planned to install ~12 GW of new capacity from renewables, natural gas, battery storage, and coal-fired projects.


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