State asked to permit third party sale of solar power

With most parts of the State reeling under 10 hours or more of power cut a day for the last three weeks, electricity consumers have started tapping alternative sources, especially renewable energy. One option is to go in for installation of solar panels on rooftops. According to K.E. Raghunathan, Managing Director of Solkar Solar Industry, the rooftop system can vary between one kW and one MW. A one kW system requires 60 sq.ft.-area and it can produce five units of electricity a day.