Rajasthan to Install Solar Power Plants in Medical Colleges


  • REIL and the medical education department of Rajasthan signed a pact to install rooftop solar plants over medical schools and hospitals.
  • The department will obtain solar energy at a rate of ₹4.05/unit and cut their energy bills by almost 50% through the project.

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) and the medical education department have partnered to install rooftop solar power plants in over 19 colleges and 55 hospitals in the state. The plants will produce a cumulative 25 lakh units of electricity, which will help save power bills and reduce dependency on conventional coal-based electricity.

“It will be a win-win situation for us as we do not have to spend any money on the installation of the solar power plants. Also, we will need to pay almost half the amount per unit which we have been paying to power companies” said a medical department official.

After project completion, the institutes will pay approximately ₹4.05/unit for solar-based electricity, which is almost half of the current electricity tariff. The cost of solar energy will remain unchanged for 25 years.

The medical educational department estimates that the installations will result in a cumulative annual savings of ₹10 crores. Solar plants will be installed in medical colleges and their attached hospitals of Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Kota, Bikaner, Udaipur, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Jhalawar, Dungarpur, Churu, Sikar, Pali, Barmer, Sirohi, Dholpur, Chittorgarh and Sriganganagar.

The solar power plants are set to become operational within the next 3-6 months.

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Resource: The Times of India

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