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    Usage of solar energy in Tamil Nadu

    The whole world is talking green and so i am working on a project on renewable energy with specia emphasis on solar, While i have done some work in the states of UP and karnataka, Tamil Nadu which otherwise states a 100% electrification as per web data , suddenly caught my attention. Is it really true that all 16000 odd villages are completely electrified by the government ? and all rural houses, panchayat offices dont have any power cut problem or would they welcome some solar powered options which will be better in all respects.
    which villages are most it? which districts can have solar intervention? is it time to bring about a solar change.
  • #4578

    these are some news i know about the solar energy generation. let me share them:

    India currently imports about 72% of its total oil consumption and this share of imported oil is expected to reach 90% and coal imports could increase to as high as 45% by 2031-32.

    Hence, in the interest of national energy security, the Government is trying to explore all possible options of generation and supply of electricity.

    Preferably low carbon energy or even better no carbon energy like solar power.

    JNNSM has given an impetus to solar energy; India plans to generate 20000MW of solar energy by 2022.Keeping the National mission in mind the states have drawn their own solar policy to further hasten the growth of solar energy.

    the following is noted from TN policy note:

    The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) is a Nodal Agency of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India for the promotion of Renewable Energy schemes in the State. It has been registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act and is functioning since 1985. It is under the administrative control of Energy Dept.

    TEDA has set the following as its main objectives.

    Identification and potential estimation of renewable energy in the State.

    Create awareness on the potential and prospects for use of renewable energy.

    Enhance renewable energy contribution in the overall energy mix in the State Grid.

    Abatement of Green house gas emissions caused from increasing use of conventional fuels by promoting the use of renewable energy / stand alone systems to combat Global Warming.

    Development and implementation of sustainable energy security policy towards attaining energy independence in small villages.

    The installed capacity of power generation in Tamil Nadu from the Renewable Energy sources, which was 3834 MW as on 31.3.2007 has now reached 4115 MW as on 29.02.2008 representing about 37% of the country's capacity. About 98% of this capacity has come from the private sector. The major contribution is from Wind which is 3711 MW (50% of the country's capacity). The others are Bagasse based Co-generation 213 MW, Biomass Power 99 MW and small hydro (upto 25 MW) 87 MW. Totally 6570 million units of electricity was generated from the renewables resources in the state during the year 2006-07, which is about 10% of the grid consumption. Tamil Nadu's achievements of 27% in installed capacity and 10% in the units generated as share of renewables resources is way ahead of other States and even the country as a whole, as these were the targets set to be achieved by 2012 and beyond.

  • #4579
    Hi friends,
    Solar energy should be practiced in India more and more. There are many advantage of solar energy. It costs more only at first there there is no need of maintenance. It can provide you the whole power you need in your home. Using this solar panels in all homes you can save lots of electricity and can be used to industries efficiently. Only drawback is high investment is needed for solar panels but later on you will gain the most of advantages. In some developed countries they save electricity by using this solar panels. In some articles they have found some peoples around keralas and tamilnadu use solar panels and its saves them lots of money said by them. So solar panel are nice idea that can be followed which saves petrol, diesel, gas and coal. Sun will provide you all the energy and it is renewable energy too making use of it is a good idea.

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  • #4589
    Hi Subash and Venkat thansk for your responses . any idea why TN is more focussed on generating renewable energy from Wind power than solar. cos thats what has been my understanding after reading the Government's website.windmall and biomass occur more in priority over solar? wonder why cos there is very strong sunlight in TN

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