Mizoram Enters India’s Solar Map With A 2 MW Photovoltaic Plant
An employee inspects solar panels, part of a solar power microgrid in Bihar, India. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Mizoram Enters India’s Solar Map With A 2 MW Photovoltaic Plant

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Mizoram has become a part of India’s solar map with the commissioning of its first solar power plant at Tlungvel, an official said on Saturday.

The grid-connected two-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant was inaugurated by Mizoram’s Power Minister R Lalzirliana on Friday. Solar power plants of 20 MW and 5 MW capacities are under construction at Vankal in the Khawzawl district and near Saitual town, he said. The Rs 14-crore plant, spread over five acres with 5,340 solar modules, is expected to generate three million units of power, Lalzirliana said.

According to an official in Mizoram's power and electricity department, work on the newly-commissioned solar power plant had started in August 2018 and was ready for trial in November this year.

The hydroelectric potential of the state must also be harnessed, Lalzirliana said, so that the vision of the Mizoram government to become self-sufficient in power can become a reality.

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