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Solar power at Jagannath Temple

Posted on Oct 31, 07:23PM | IBNS

Vikram Solar, a Kolkata based leading solar module manufacturing company, announced on Wednesday that it would be installing 30KW solar power facility at the famous Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha.

The project is part of the initiative of Odisha Renewable Energy Development Authority (OREDA).

The successful implementation of this project would result in a pioneering move by this ancient historical temple, by reducing its dependence on grid power during the day time and using the power generated from the SPV for its self consumption.

As per the agreement, Vikram Solar will extend comprehensive service support to the Temple Management Committee for the next 15 years.

Vikram Solar will be fully responsible for supplying the solar photovoltaic modules and other associated equipment including installation and commissioning of the facility.

Vikram Solar said it is taking special care to ensure that the installation causes least inconvenience to the visitors from all over the world and at the same time the design of the installation is done in such a manner so as to retain the feel and texture of the ancient architecture for which the temple is known for as one of the "Chardhams".

Gyanesh Chaudhary, Director, Vikram Solar, said, "We are honored to get an opportunity to install our facilities at the esteemed Jagannath temple.

"We are thankful to the Odisha Renewable Energy Development Authority (OREDA) for giving us an opportunity to showcase our expertise. I am confident that we would be able to successfully implement this prestigious project."