AIZWAL: The northeastern state of Mizoram has entered the photo voltaic map of the nation with the commissioning of the primary solar energy plant at Tlungvel, an official mentioned on Saturday.

The grid-connected 2-megawatt photo voltaic photovoltaic (SPV) plant was inauguated by the state’s Energy Minister R Lalzirliana on Friday.

Lalzirliana mentioned in addition to photo voltaic vitality, the hydroelectric potential of the state should be harnessed, in order that the imaginative and prescient of the Mizoram authorities with respect to self sufficiency in energy can turn out to be a actuality.

The minister additionally mentioned solar energy crops of 20-MW and 5-MW capability are below development at Vankal in Khawzawl district and close to Saitual city.

In accordance with an official of the Energy and Electrical energy Division, work on the newly-commissioned solar energy plant began in August 2018 and was accomplished for trial in November this 12 months.

The Rs 14-crore plant, unfold over 5 acres with 5,340 photo voltaic modules, is predicted to generate 3 million items and Rs 169 lakh in income anually, he mentioned.

Mizoram usually imports energy from different states as it isn’t independent, the official added.

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