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TMC, ANERT to Assess Buildings for Feasibility Study of Solar Projects

The Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation (TMC), and Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) are in the process of assessing the feasibility of 234 government and corporation-owned buildings in the city to install solar power plants.


The scope includes the installation, testing and commissioning of solar modules, module mounting structure, inverters, surge protectors, other components, earthing & lightning protection system, solar meters, and others.


All the solar projects are grid connected type with islanding and disconnection protection thereby saving the cost on battery procurement and its maintenance. SCTL now plans to erect grid-tied rooftop solar photovoltaic (SPV) power plants, on the roof of buildings with a total installed capacity of 95 kWp at Sanskrit College, State Armed Police Camp, Nandavanam, and multi-level car parking at Thampanoor.


Under the smart city project, the civic body has already installed solar power plants in five buildings, including the legislative assembly building complex. The civic body plans to generate 10.2 MW power with the installation of solar power plants in over 200 buildings in the city.


The power plant at the legislative assembly boasts a capacity of 395 kW, and the Smart City Thiruvananthapuram (SCTL) aims to harness maximum potential from solar energy to fulfil 10 percent of the total electrical demand inside the ABD (area based development) area. The projects target a minimum guaranteed 1,350 units kWp per annum during the first five years of operation with KSEBL grid synchronization.


SCTL has already implemented the projects at State Central Library, Palayam (39KW), Kerala University Library, Palayam (85KW) and other buildings in the city.


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