Anantapur: Renew, a private solar power promotion firm, has been roped in by NREDCAP (Non-conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited) to implement roof top solar units in all government sector buildings. As per an agreement, Renew would invest its own funds on executing the solar project in government offices. All that the government offices need to do is to provide space for installation of solar panels on roof top.
Government buildings to go green with solar
The beneficiaries need not invest a single rupee. They have to enter into an agreement with Renew and pay the power bill which will be substantially lower than the current bills. However, private institutions are urging Renew and even NSEC (National Solar Energy Corporation) to extend the same concessions to private parties too that can provide space for executing solar power projects for popularising the green energy.
Even the local JNTU has invited NSEC to set up solar plant on the roof tops of JNTU university buildings. Krishna Reddy, correspondent of an engineering college, opined that if NSEC and Renew finance their projects, it would set the tone for promotion of roof top solar energy on a wider scale. NREDCAP district manager Kodandaram Murthy told The Hans India that the future belongs to solar and other forms of green energy. “Every power producer can use the green energy for their domestic requirement and supply the remaining power to the Power Grid. Every power producer will be connected to the grid,” he added.