Tamil Nadu Electricity Consumers Association (TECA), Coimbatore requested the state government to allot land in each of the proposed industrial estates for solar power generation.
It may be noted that the state government proposed to set up new industrial estates in the southern districts. D Balasundharam, President of TECA pointed out that these industrial estates would have electrical sub-stations for power distribution. These substations could be utilised for evacuation of power generated by the solar power facility in these estates.
The association also hailed the move for an industrial estate to manufacture solar power panels in Tirunelveli which it said would give a boost to this renewable energy sector.
He suggested that the industrial units coming up in the estates could be encouraged to come together to generate solar power under Group Captive Generation scheme.
Balasundharam also welcomed the proposal to establish a renewable energy hub in Tirunelveli where solar power panels would be produced which would accelerate the development of solar power in the state.
The move would also lead to the development of solar power equipment manufacture in Tamil Nadu as envisaged by the Solar Power policy unveiled by the state government.