Coimbatore: Solar power plants have helped the city corporation save Rs 3.63 crore on electricity bills in the past one year and nine months.
The civic body had earlier installed 1 megawatt (MW) solar power plants at Ukkadam and Kavundampalayam at a cost of Rs 5.5 crore each and another 3.6MW plant at Ukkadam at a cost of Rs 17 crore under the smart city mission.
The 1MW plants have 3,168 panels each, while the 3.6MW plant has 11,600 panels. The capacity of each solar panel is 320watts. The 1MW plant at Ukkadam was commissioned in February 2019 and the 3.6MW plant in May this year.
[source: energyworld.com, 02/101/2020]