Wind energy will have a key role to play in countries aiming to go in for 100 per cent renewable energy in the future.

About 100 consumers in the city have submitted applications in the last six months to the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency for installation of rooftop solar systems.

N. Sridhar, a resident of Saibaba Colony, installed a 3.5kW rooftop solar energy system in his house over three years ago.

Over 70 per cent expressed willingness to segregate waste before disposal

A group of textile units in Tirupur and Coimbatore districts have joined hands to establish a 20-MW solar project in the State. The project was commissioned recently in two phases.

With the winds setting in, wind energy generation has started improving in the State and load shedding has come down during the last few days.

According to data available on the website of Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation, wind energy generation on Wednesday morning was 1,241 MW and on Tuesday evening it was 1,252 MW as against 14 MW on May 1 morning and 734 MW on April 30 evening. The State was purchasing more than 800 MW of power on May 1 and it has reduced to 571 MW on Wednesday (May 14).

Buildings can go green not only in design but also with the materials used for construction and appliances installed in the interiors.

Tangedco to implement the Generation-Based Incentive Scheme

Installation of rooftop solar energy systems is expected to get a boost as the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) will soon start implementing the Generation-Based Incentive Scheme announced in the Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy.

It is over a year since the State Government announced the Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy and industries here are evincing interest in setting up solar energy systems.

A handful of textile mills, powerloom and engineering units here have installed solar power systems during the last one year. These are either connected to the grid or used for captive needs.

Powerloom weavers in Somanur and nearby areas are exploring options that will give them financial support to go in for solar energy.

P. Kumarasamy, secretary of the Coimbatore District Job Working Powerloom Unit Owners’ Association, told The Hindu on Wednesday that just a handful of powerloom weavers in the district have installed solar panels. A unit with 10 looms requires five kw solar system. The cost for this works out to Rs. 6.5 lakh.