Petrol pumps in some of the rural areas in India have started getting solar power backup in an attempt to provide fuel more efficiently to customers.
Reports claim solar energy is powering two of Indian Oil’s petrol stations in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Su-Kam Power Systems installed a 2KW solar plant at Kuchipudi Village in Kodada Mandal and another 3KW plant in Shadnagar.
The plants are expected to tackle power cuts and reduce dependency on diesel generators, which also helps slash operational costs and emissions.
The power company is also working to provide electricity backup solutions for nursing homes and educational institutions, with a 10KW rooftop solar project set to be installed in a hospital in the state.
Earlier this week ELN reported the ‘Raj Bhavan’ or Governor bungalow in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh is being being powered by solar.