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DEC 03 2015

Solar power is the future

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Thu 03rd DEC 2015

With green energy coming into focus at all national and international fora, the APEPDCL is going ahead with a number of solar plants to buttress its generation and supply. It is already going in a big way to electrify about 165 tribal hamlets using solar power.

At Chintalapudi in Vizianagaram, Pragati Group is setting up a 1.2 MW solar power plant and the power generated will be uploaded to the grid by December end, CMD of APEPDCL R. Mutyala Raju told The Hindu .

This apart, the EEMA Group is setting up a 3 MW solar plant at Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam Port Trust is coming up with a 10 MW plant in Visakhapatnam, and VBC Group is setting up a 3 MW plant at Vizianagaram. While the EEMA plant is set to be connected to the grid by January, the VPT and VBC projects will be completed by March end, he said.

According to him, solar energy is the future and research is on to reduce the usage for land for solar panels. “Right now, for setting up 1 MW plant, about 5 acres is needed. A day will come when with the help of nanotechnology the extent of land required will shrink considerably,” he said.


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