National honour to official for drafting solar policy to power small looms


National honour to official for drafting solar policy to power small looms

A policy drafted by a textile department official from the region on providing solar power to small power looms has earned a national-level honour.

G Kummaravel, assistant director, regional office of the textile commissioner, Coimbatore region, has been felicitated by vice president M Venkaiah Naidu for framing a policy on ‘Solar Energy Scheme for Power looms’. The policy seeks to provide solar power systems to small weavers who have up to eight power looms.

Kummaravel said small power loom weavers can get roof-top solar power panels installed. “If weavers enter a net-metering system, where surplus solar power can be re-routed to the grid, the cost would be reduced from the monthly power tariff,” he said. Read More

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