Shimla, Oct 2 (IANS) State-run Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Authority or HIMURJA has provided over 37,000 solar cookers in the state as part of its renewable energy programme, an official said on Sunday.
To provide cleaner energy for households and replace traditional dependence on wood-based heating systems, it has provided 37,339 box-type solar cookers and 755 dish-type pressure cookers, an official statement here said.
It also installed 192,64,70 litres per day capacity of solar water heating systems on subsidised rates.
Under the Solar Thermal Programme, HIMURJA has set up 738 square metre solar steam generating cooking system in several towns of the state while the Solar Photovoltaic Programme has provided 77,533 streetlights, 23,966 domestic lights and 39,246 lanterns to the locals.
Power plants of 1,677.50 kilowatt peak have been commissioned at various locations, including Rekong Peo, Kaza, Raurik and Sumdo.
HIMURJA is the main implementing agency of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s Special Area Demonstration Project Scheme.
Under this scheme, two state-level energy parks have been set up at Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry at Nauni near Solan town and the National Institute of Technology in Hamirpur.