Electricity produced from Solar Electricity Project is being consumed in Chandrapur Municipality, Rautahat.

The recently completed four-megawatt electricity plant has come into operation.

Kushal Protection Nepal Company has connected the equipment that was brought into operation by Api Power Company Limited. The Api Power Company Limited has installed 11,112 solar panels and produced four-megawatt power in the municipality.

Kushal Project Nepal Private Limited Managing Director Sandip Agrawal said that around five lakh units would be produced monthly. The project was completed during the second wave of COV- ID-19. The produced electricity was generated through 33 KV transmission line at a distance of three kilometres.

The third solar electricity project operated by the private sector was connected to the grid. Earlier, one project in Butwal of Lumbini Province and Dhanusha of Province 2 had already been connected to the grid.

Nepal Electricity Authority will buy the electricity produced by the project at Rs 7.30 per unit for 25 years. Project Chief Rajesh Jha said the federal government had helped the solar projects aiming to produce solar power in 250 local levels of the country.

"The solar power will solve the problem of power supply," he added.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 15 2021, of The Himalayan Times.