Go solar is now the catchword among many. The long hours of power cut has prompted several households to go in for the system.
R.R. Balasundaram, who runs an industry here, has installed a 1.2 kilo watt (KW) solar photovoltaic system at his house seven months ago. Later, he augmented it with another 0.4 KW.The 12 solar panels on the rooftop of his house an
d six batteries had cost him Rs. 2.5 lakh.
Some months ago, K.V. Kuppusamy, chairman of RVS educational institutions here, installed the system at his house. Satisfied with it, he was planning to have 600 KW of solar system in the premises of his six educational institutions. “Though the capital cost is high, subsidies are available and you are assured of 24 hour power supply,” he says.
Source : The Hindu