The Dhanagarwadi area of Dhamane S Bailur, a village located in the Belagavi Rural constituency, has now got itself a Solar and Wind (Hybrid) System, and the residents will finally have access to continuous electricity.
Situated approximately 13 km away from the last electricity tapping point in Rakkasakoppa village, Dhamane S Bailur is also about 6 km from Bailur village. In between these distances lies the residential area of Dhanagarwadi, which is home to 22 families belonging to the Backward (Dhanagar) community, as well as a Government Marathi Primary School. The residential area of Dhanagarwadi is surrounded by the reserve forest area of Karnataka.
The project responsible for bringing electricity to Dhamane S Bailur is being executed by Panchami Global Project Private Limited, based in Bangalore. This project involves the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of a 15 kW hybrid off-grid system, consisting of 12.5 kW solar power and 2.5 kW wind power, along with a battery bank. The total cost of the project amounts to Rs. 55,34,473.12.
The system includes wooden panels, two wind turbines with a capacity of 500 watts each, three suitable inverters, four 120-volt 500ah battery banks, and a battery and inverter. The project is designed to generate electricity 24 hours a day, with long-term storage capabilities in the battery due to continuous wind generation. Furthermore, this system is eco-friendly, as it produces zero carbon emissions.