Kerala plans to tap photovoltaic solar energy

Each solar power plant atop houses would have capacity to generate 1 kw of power. The details of financial assistance for setting up the plants and sale price of the power generated would be announced after the budget, Electricity Minister Aryadan Muhammed told reporters here.

KSEB expects to get around 6 units of power daily from each house. The installation of equipment for a plant would cost Rs two lakh. Union Ministry for Non-Conventional Energy would bear one-third of the cost of the project and the state would provide an equal share, he said.

The proposed project would ensure public participation in power generation, the minister said. The government had assigned state-owned Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) to carry out the project. An international conference on solar energy would be held here from March 13 to 15 in this connection.

Experts from US, Australia, UK, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Germany and UAE would share their experiences in the field with the public during the conference, the minister said. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Bureaucracy Today.