Date:16th September 2015:
UP’s first solar-based cold storage has been installed in Etawah. Statcon has completed this project at Shree Cold Storage with a solar module capacity of 180 KW.
Established in 1977, Shree cold storage has a capacity of 10,400 metric tons at present. Three Compressors are required to run the cold storages whose electrical loads respectively are 150 HP, 120 HP and 100 HP. The cold storage has an approved electrical load of 250KW.
The cold storage has received subsidy under an existing Govt. Scheme(Ekikrat Bagwani Vikas Mission).
Approximately 700 units of electricity is being saved per day due to this unique system installed by Statcon. This amounts to a monthly saving of nearly Rs 1.50 lakhs. This type of Solar Solution can run such large plants with more loads as well, which is very profitable for the consumer. In areas where the power supply is less and erratic, this is a blessing for the consumer.
The plant was studied satisfactorily by an inspection team of the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India on the 2nd of September 2015. Mr. Prabhat Saxena, Chief Advisor, National Horticulture Mission,Government of India and Mr. Vanshaj Kaushal NCCD scientist, Government of India were present on this occasion and closely analysed the project with satisfactory results.