The Solar Rooftop Sector In Karimnagar
Currently, Telangana is ranked number two in the solar energy sector exceeding 3000 MW and Karimnagar’s solar energy grid contributes to 1.5MW of that capacity. Karimnagar is swiftly focusing on shifting towards solar energy to reduce their carbon footprint.
As one of Telangana’s quickest growing town, it has made installation of solar rooftops on all new properties with more than 2700 sq feet mandatory (The Better India). Officials believe Karimnagar is the first municipal corporation in India to make such a rule.
The Karimnagar Municipal Corporation even signed a memorandum of understanding for the installation of 1.35 MW of solar rooftop projects with the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation to further their efforts. They are constantly looking for ways to increase the used of solar energy, reduce pollution and power-related costs.
In an attempt to involve and motivate citizens to participate in this shift, the town’s municipal corporation adopted a net-metering facility along the Northern Power Distribution Company Limited (NPDCL). NPDCL would purchase surplus energy generated at Rs 3.50 per unit. Presently, 43 customers in Karimnagar are selling their surplus energy (The Hindu).
In addition, the town’s Municipal Corporation is installing solar panels across 77 government offices, schools and more properties they own in order to cut down electricity bills and become more sustainable in the process (the Hindu).
Even though Telangana is a young state it has the potential to become completely sustainable energy driven. With help from cities like Karimnagar, Hyderabad, Warangal, Nizamabad and other cities, the state can soon become a prospective leader in the solar energy race.
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