Odisha has selected Bhubaneshwar as the city, with focus on increasing awareness around use of renewable energy - with a focus around solar power. The secratariat building is going in for a 50KW power plant, using solar panels and supplying part of the daily power requirement. It is likely that the power plant is set up and inaugurated on June 5 - World Environment Day.
May 20, 2012
May 15, 2012
An interesting article and comparison on various cities in Haryana and which ones use more solar power. The point is what incentive exists for residents in cities to use solar power. With access to grid power, most residents would prefer to use inverters to power household needs [ if one was to look at economic reasons alone ]. If however, there was a case that can be built up, to combine with subsidy and look at a reduced cost for installing solar rooftop plant, there could be a case that could be built for this decision [ the payback is still around 5 years and beyond the period that may be considered ' tempting' for a household ].