Thiruvananthapuram: 2,78,000 Keralites have registered with the Kerala State Electricity Board, Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology's initiative of rooftop solar power project's first phase.

The feasibility study of the second phase carried out by the KSEB will be almost completed by May 31 in the state. Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has initiated two solar projects in the state. One is the rooftop solar project sponsored by the KSEB.

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In this project, the KSEB with its own expense will set up the solar panels on the rooftop of the buildings which are registered under the rooftop solar panel scheme. 

A fixed percentage of power produced in the rooftop solar panel will be given to the building owner for free and the owner can also purchase the power for a long period.

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In the second stage, the building owner should set up the plan at their own expense. There, the building owner can use the power completely or the KSEB may purchase the power from the owner for a fixed rate. In both the plans KSEB will be responsible for the maintenance of the plant.

In the first plan, 40,903 Keralites have registered from Thrissur district, Kerala. The least number of people registered from the state is from Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. There 7,947 people registered for the plan. 

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