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Tamil Nadu textile units lean on solar energy
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Courtesy: Alternative Energy
Courtesy: Alternative Energy
The recurring electricity power cuts in Tamil Nadu have buoyed many textile units in the state to install solar energy plants. They have also been prompted by the State Government’s Solar Purchase Obligation, although now it is stuck in litigation.

Many textile units in Tamil Nadu have invested in wind energy, so what has driven textile units to go in for solar energy.

Mr K Thirunavukkarasu – MD of Sri Choleeswarar Spinning Mills and also President of The South India Spinners Association (SISPA) explains, “Capital cost of setting up a 1 MW solar energy plant is Rs 6-6.5 crores while for wind energy equivalent it is only Rs 4.5-5 crores.”

He adds, “Land required in the case of generating solar energy is more, however solar energy generation is considered more efficient since wind energy is dependent on wind season. In case of solar energy only regular cleaning and maintenance is needed while in wind energy, the moving parts need to be changed over regular periods.

“The other main reason which has prompted textile units to go in for solar energy are the regular power cuts and Solar Purchase Obligation policy of Tamil Nadu, although now the policy is stuck in litigation. The units however expect the policy to be implemented in the near future”, he concludes by saying. 

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