Solar Streetlight project in Haryana
This document presents the description of visit to Sirsa District of Haryana, where solar energy project commissioned on April 15th 2011 under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (Off-grid Solar Photo voltaic applications),
Although the entire state of Haryana is connected to the grid, the state (especially rural areas) experiences frequent and sustained power cuts due to the power deficit scenario. Besides, the district of Sirsa had no street lights until April, 2011. Even if street lights were proposed through conventional power, the power cuts would affect the utility of such lights. 6660 solar street lighting systems were sanctioned to 333 villages in Sirsa district. The systems comprise of a 74 W solar panel, 11W CFL and 12V battery. The project falls under the Off-grid solar photo voltaic applications scheme which is a part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.