Mangaluru firm installs 2 solar power systems

Our Bureau Mangaluru | Updated on January 23, 2018

The Mangaluru-based Solar Trade Links has set up two rooftop solar power generation systems in the city.

Kumble Narasimha Prabhu, Managing Partner, said his firm had installed and commissioned rooftop solar plants of 10 kw and 12 kw capacity at Ramanath Enterprises at Karangalpady and at Ajith Enterprises at Baikampady Industrial Area in Mangaluru, respectively.

Stating that these are the first two net-metering rooftop solar projects in coastal Karnataka, he said both units save 2,700 units of power a month and ₹2.58 lakh a year in electricity bill.

He said these two independent solar power producers have power purchase agreements with Mangalore Electricity Supply Company (Mescom) at ₹9.56 a unit for the next 25 years.

These two enterprises now meet their power requirements through solar plants. The excess power is supplied to Mescom, Prabhu said.

Terming it as a small step towards the energy self-sufficiency of the city, he said another four rooftop solar power installations of a combined capacity of 50 kw would be commissioned by October.

He told Business Line that the target is to set up a combined capacity of 100 kw in Mangaluru by the end of December.

Prabhu said that industrial units and hospitals can make use of rooftop solar power plants, as these power plants are also eligible for tax benefits.

Published on August 13, 2015

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