The solar industry needs to act proactively to ensure efficient use of water for cleaning of solar panels and justify the ‘environmentally-friendly’ tag, consulting and research services provider Bridge To India said Wednesday.
The statement has come against the background of an advisory issued by the New and Renewable Energy Ministry (MNRE) on optimal utilisation of water by the sector for cleaning of solar panels.
“This is a belated acknowledgement of the increasing water risks faced by the solar sector…,” Bridge To India said in a statement, and added that rightly, MNRE has refrained from mandating use of any specific technology.
The firm further said that it is common industry belief that solar modules require two cleaning cycles per month to reduce soiling losses to a level of 1 per cent. Read More