Bhubaneswar: The state authorities’s plan to generate round 2.2 gigawatt (GW) renewable vitality by the top of 2022 might get an impetus as a number of farmers from the state have come ahead to increase their help to the
The Odisha Renewable Vitality Growth Company (OREDA) below the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) has introduced greater than 100 farmers onboard for the solar energy mission in state. These farmers would supply their waste and barren lands for set up of photo voltaic panels, sources mentioned.
“Round 100 farmers have confirmed their participation within the solar energy mission. The whole availability of land for this mission has now reached round 1,100 acres. As that is an ongoing mission, we predict extra land from the farmers in future,” OREDA Joint Director (Technical) Ashok Choudhury informed Orissa POST.
As per the plan, the farmers and different rural gamers would supply their barren lands to the solar energy builders who would use the identical to put in panels and small grids for producing solar energy commercially.
OREDA sources mentioned the farmers would get royalty for offering their barren lands to the solar energy builders. Solar energy is the prime supply of fresh vitality in Odisha whereas wind vitality is a non-starter as a result of lack of beneficial local weather.
In keeping with OREDA officers, the collaboration among the many company, solar energy builders and farmers might assist the state in elevating its clear vitality technology.
In keeping with accessible knowledge, round 66 per cent of the vitality in Odisha is generated from thermal crops which use coal as main enter.
The state authorities had earlier tried to put in a number of small standalone photo voltaic grids in distant areas of Odisha as a part of its rural electrification course of. It additionally promoted rooftop initiatives in a number of authorities and public buildings.
Notably, the Indian authorities has made a worldwide dedication to make sure the technology of 175GW of renewable vitality by the top of 2022.
Manish Kumar, OP