12th September 2018, Patna,
Shri Chhabilendra Roul, Special Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR) inaugurated 100 kWp Rooftop Solar Energy Harnessing Unit installed at the rooftop of main office cum laboratory building of ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna today. Shri Roul emphasized on the use solar energy and urged to install rooftop systems in other government buildings to meet out their energy requirements..
Dr B P Bhatt, Director, ICAR RCER, Patna briefed about the functioning of installed rooftop solar energy system.
This 100 kWp solar unit is capable of generating 8000 – 15000 units of electricity per month which is sufficient to meet out the energy requirement of the entire campus of ICAR-RCER. Excess energy produced from the system will automatically be transferred to the local power grid. This system is installed under RESCO mode
Dr Vishalnath, Director, NRC on Litchi, Dr Anjani Kumar, Director, ATARI, Patna; scientists and staff of the institute were also present on the occassion.
(Source: ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna)