Agartala, July 1: Tripura has set up the first “solar-wind hybrid power project” in the Northeast.
The project has the capability to generate 2KW of power, and will utilise solar power and wind energy on a 50:50 basis to produce it.
“Solar power and wind speed energy will produce 1 KW each and in Tripura this is the first project for generating electricity through wind speed,” said Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency director, Subhash Chowdhury.
He said in the entire Northeast, Arunachal Pradesh is the only state where a limited quantum of electricity is produced from wind speed.
“In this region Tripura is the first state to launch a composite project for generating power from solar energy and wind speed and currently this is being run on an experimental basis,” Chowdhury said.
He added that 70 per cent of the expenses have been borne by the Union ministry of power, and the Rs 5 lakh project has been built on the roof of Vigyan Bhawan — the agency’s headquarters.
Chowdhury said the project, being run on a trial basis, is being tested for storage of energy generated from two different sources in the battery and after the trial is over transmission lines would be set up for distribution of power.
“The entire demand for power of Vigyan Bhawan will be met from the power supplied by this project,” he said.
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