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Tuesday 21 May 2013

25,000 Kerala homes to get rooftop solar in 2013-14

According to reports, Electricity Minister Aryadan Muhammad said load-shedding would be lifted once the rains begin in June and from then on 2013-14 fiscal would be generally free of any power curbs. The minister said that he could turn around KSEB in just two years.
During UDF’s second anniversary interaction with media on Wednesday, Muhammad also said the basis for his optimism was the 233 MW the state was expected to receive this year from Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant, step up in solar power production and the first-ever Case-I Bidding for the next three years entered into by the KSEB with private traders for 400 MW. .
The roof-top solar project will be installed in 25,000 houses more during 2013-14, he said. However, he said the state’s demand had crossed 61-63 million units a day. “The water level in our reservoirs is good enough only to generate some 650 MW. However, the state’s annual requirement hovered between 3400-3500 MW. Of this, less than 2000 MW were being generated internally,” the minister said. Nonetheless, Kerala had imposed the lightest of power curbs in all of South India.

Thursday 9 May 2013

Telugu cinestar Nagarjuna opts for solar power

According to reports, Telugu Superstar, Nagarjuna with his wife Amala have opted for solar power for domestic energy requirements. The couple has installed a 6-KW roof top off grid solar power system. The duo opted for this move after the Andhra Pradesh Government urged to tap renewable energy, especially solar energy.
Nagarjuna and Amala have got solar panels installed on the roof top. The couple said that they were to implement the move long back, but due to technical issues and non-availability of solar panels, the implementation got delayed.
They also maintained that they do not use electricity supplied by the Government for domestic needs.