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Electrification of Kansapada Primary School by IIT Bhubaneswar with Solar DC Power

By :School of Electrical Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar
Financed under the project : “Solar Powered DC System for Domestic Electrification and Rural Application”
Sponsored by : Planning & Convergence Department, Govt. of Odisha


The Kansapada Primary School (near IIT Bhubaneswar, Argul, Jatni) has been electrified by means of solar DC power. The complete budget has been financed by the Planning & Convergence Department of Govt. of Odisha under the sponsored project “Solar Powered DC Distribution System for Domestic Electrification and Rural Application” and it has been executed by School of Electrical Sciences of IIT Bhubaneswar. Prof. N. C. Sahoo and Dr. S. Mohapatro of School of Electrical Sciences (IIT Bhubaneswar) are the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator, respectively, for this project. In this electrification, all the three rooms of Kansapada Primary School have been provided with lighting and fan loads. In addition, lighting loads for outside area and street light have been provided. The system has also a battery backup and is provided with timer arrangements for automatic switch on/off mechanism. At present, the total connected load is roughly around 200 W. Thus, with installed generation capacity of 600 W, there is enough scope for future expansion of the school with some more lighting and fan loads.