Kerala is moving a step closer towards achieving sustainability by installing solar panels in all government schools. The plan has been initiated by the Thiruvananthapuram City Corporation. The idea will benefit schools as they will now have to spend less money on electricity bills.
The Corporation had earlier planned to turn all government buildings into solar-powered ones. This new development comes hand in hand with their previous plan. The discussions on the project with the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and other stakeholders have already begun.
Initially, the state government has launched a Pilot Project to check the functioning of the plan. They intend to install solar panels in one of the schools to verify the smooth working of the project before implying it everywhere. In Kerala, schools are gearing up to welcome students by November, so they aspire to launch the pilot project before that.
Earlier this month, the Assembly complex was completed under the Corporation’s Smart City project. In addition, solar panels have been installed at the Government College for Women at Vazhuthacaud, the Public Library and the Kerala University Library at Palayam, and the Government Central High School at Attakulangara.
Source: The Hindu