Tiruchi Corporation (Tamil Nadu) schools to be solar-powered

Tiruchi Corporation, Tamil Nadu plans to give to give a push to renewable energy sources; especially solar power. The government has already issued an order for establishing solar power systems in all government and civic buildings.

A budgetary allocation of Rs.1 crore has been made from the education cess for putting up solar power systems in all the 61 corporation schools. These include 31 elementary, 27 middle, two high and one higher secondary schools. Given the power shortage and frequent load shedding, the move is expected to come as a boon for students of the schools catering largely to the lower-income groups.

The corporation has decided to replace tube lights with LED lamps in all streetlights. The corporation has also planned to invite private participation in the maintenance of the streetlights. It plans to install, through a private partner, energy saving devices such as streetlight controllers, voltage controllers, individual lamp monitoring equipment, and a centralized monitoring station under the project, through which the civic body seeks to reduce its power consumption by at least 35 per cent, and also secure carbon credits.

Er. Sheelam Khare…

Source: The HinduPreview


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