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Jamshedpur on way to becoming solar-powered city


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Jamshedpur, March 10: Jamshedpur is all set to become a solar-powered city in near future.

According to Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) officials, a 37 megawatt solar power plant is proposed to be set up in the city. A 2.2 megawatt solar plant has been started at Sonari Airport. At other places, Tata Steel and Tata Power are setting up such plants.

“In water bodies across the city, 9.8 megawatt floating solar power plants are being set up. A 15 megawatt solar power plant is being set up in Domjuri. This will be the second largest solar plant of the city. A rooftop solar plant of three megawatt is being set up at Tata Motors premises while a five megawatt rooftop plant is being started at Tata Steel. In Tata Bluescope, 1.2 megawatt plant is being established,” officials said.

Sources said East Singhbhum district needs 250 megawatt electricity. By producing 37 megawatt power, Tata Steel can fulfill the requirement of its colonies. This would reduce dependence on conventional power sources to a great extent. JREDA is exploring possibilities of setting up solar power plants across the district, sources said.

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