Barapitha has become the first solar village of Odisha. It is a tribal hamlet on the outskirts of the state capital Bhubaneswar.
The solar project supported by Nalco, ECCO Electronics and Jakson Solar was inaugurated by Nalco CMD TK Chand in the presence of IGP Joydeep Nayak and Khurda Collector Niranjan Sahoo on Friday.
Each household of the village is provided two Solar Home Lighting Systems with the facility to charge mobile phones and other devices.
The village roads and school will have Perennial Solar Lighting by Mast Head Lighting and Street Lighting Systems. The Village Community Centre has been provided with an LED TV, with dish antenna, which also run on solar power.
“Today green energy has become a buzz word. The vision behind such an innovative initiative was to enhance the usage of non-conventional energy sources in households. On behalf of NALCO, I assure you that our company will continue its efforts to promote green technology and support such innovative measures,” Chand said after inagurating the facility.
Nalco is taking proactive steps towards harnessing unconventional energy sources. The company has set up two Wind Power Plants in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan. In the field of solar power, it has installed roof-top solar power generation systems at its corporate office and township.