Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / TN textile & garment sector increases use of solar energy
TN textile & garment sector increases use of solar energy
24
Oct '15
In order to meet their own power consumption needs owing to its advantages, several spinning mills and garment units in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have set up solar panels on their rooftops, according to a textile association.

Solar rooftop panels are also being set up by spinning mills and garment units to be ready in case the state government decides to implement the Solar Purchase Obligation Regulation.

Tamil Nadu government had announced a Solar Policy in 2012 stating that every high-tension consumer should fulfill solar purchase obligation to the extent of six per cent of the consumption, to which Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) agreed quoting Section 108 of the Electricity Act and passed the Solar Purchase Obligation Regulation. This act was, however, questioned by the industry associations, and Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) made it clear that Section 108 of the Electricity Act need not be made mandatory. But the APTEL order has been challenged in the Supreme Court, and the matter is still pending.

“A large number of garment units and some spinning mills have installed rooftop solar plants to fulfill the obligation if it comes at any point of time,” Dr K Selvaraju, secretary general, The Southern India Mills' Association told Fibre2Fahsion.com.

“There is a vast area at the rooftops of factories and the solar energy technology has improved a lot, making it advantageous for the mills to avail this technology. The investment per megawatt (MW) has reduced by 5.5 per cent to 6 per cent. The plant load factor has also improved with the tracking system, so as to harvest more amount of solar energy,” he said.

Some investors have even come forward for Build-Operate-Transfer (BoT) mode (a form of project financing), so that it is advantageous for the textile mills to avail benefits of solar energy, he informed. (MCJ)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk — India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th May 2017

Lenzing unleashes new eco-friendly fibre

There's a new eco-friendly fibre on the anvil—Austrian speciality...

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

Benetton seeks approval for FDI in single-brand retail

Global fashion brand Benetton Group, has sought Indian government's...

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

Walmart to conduct GST workshops for SME suppliers

With the objective of supporting its small and medium-sized (SME)...

Interviews View All

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search