100% copper advantage ACs a win-win situation for OEMs and consumers
International Copper Association India (ICA India) recently organised an extensive consumer awareness campaign on room ACs in Mumbai and Delhi to help consumers make informed decision while the campaign educated over 25 lakh consumers on the advantages of having 100% copper tubes in indoor, outdoor units and connecting tube of air conditioners. Most areas in India have ambient conditions which are dusty, prone to pollution, fumes from sewerages and salty sea-breeze. In such areas, the condenser gets clogged leading to gas leakages, indoor unit filter choking, corrosion and drop in energy efficiency. Condensers of copper tube can be easily and effectively cleaned when exposed to such harsh conditions, lowering the risk of gas leakages, corrosion and drop in energy efficiency. Copper tube condensers are more efficient at transferring heat, low on maintenance and highly reliable and durable. Karnataka is embarking on setting up a mega solar power park, said to be the world’s biggest. The park, with a capacity of 2,000 MW, will come up on 10,000 acres of land in the Pavagada taluk of Tumakuru district. In addition to the park, Karnataka has bigger plans for the renewable energy sector as the State committed itself to setting up projects to tap green energy to the tune of 16,000 MW in the next five to seven years. To facilitate evacuation of such a massive quantum of renewable energy from the generation sites, the Centre has also decided to set up an exclusive pan-India green corridor at a cost of Rs. 36,000 crore.