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The Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited (BSPHCL) has set up a micro unit at Vidyut Bhavan in Patna as part of its green project under which electricity is generated using wind and solar energy.
According to a BSPHCL official, the micro unit utilizes solar energy and wind to generate around 1 kilowatt of electricity in a month, which can supply 120 units of electricity to households. The micro unit was set up recently on a pilot basis, but the department will soon install two more such units — one each in Patna and Rohtas districts.
The official said the micro unit would remain productive 24X7 since wind energy is not limited by sunlight. However, the production will be comparatively higher during daytime.
Such units survive seasonal variations. Solar energy gets produced more during the summer whereas wind velocity is higher during the winter, the official said and added installation of such a micro unit of hybrid power cost around Rs 2 lakh.
State energy minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav said the state government was at work to reduce dependency on coal and gas power generation. The state energy department is contemplating more investments for hybrid energy generation, he said.
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