“Out of 100,000 MW so­lar, 40,000 MW will be in rooftops”

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At the in­au­gu­ral ses­sion of the 7th GRIHA Sum­mit, Dr AK Tri­pathi, Di­rec­tor, Min­istry of New and Re­new­able En­ergy, Govern­ment of In­dia, said, “Out of the 100,000 MW so­lar power, 40,000 MW will be in the form of rooftop so­lar power, which trans­lates fully into the build­ing stock, which di­rectly re­lates to green build­ings. 26 states and UTs have es­tab­lished guide­lines for rooftop so­lar power which will def­i­nitely add to the over­all ef­fort of en­abling green build­ing. We are also mak­ing ef­forts to in­cor­po­rate green ar­chi­tec­ture into civil en­gi­neer­ing and ar­chi­tec­ture-based cour­ses.”

Dr Ajay Mathur, Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral, TERI and Pres­i­dent, GRIHA Coun­cil said, “Dove­tail­ing be­tween BEE and GRIHA’s works has led us to a process where we have an ex­am­ple of what good, clean and live­able build­ings can be like. Con­sid­er­ing that two-thirds of in­fra­struc­ture to ex­ist in 2030 is yet to be built, it presents us with a huge op­por­tu­nity to en­sure that all new build­ings are green. With sup­port of MNRE, GRIHA pro­vides a plat­form to both en­able and en­sure this green-ness.”

Pau Abello Pel­licer, MD, Par­ry­ware, said, “Par­ry­ware’s com­mit­ment to en­vi­ron­ment con­ser­va­tion has led to in­no­vate the eco-range of sus­tain­able prod­ucts like high ef­fi­ciency flush­ing sys­tems, sen­sor-op­er­ated faucets, shower pan­els, wa­ter­less uri­nals. We’re also work­ing on en­ergy, wa­ter and GHG foot­print re­duc­tion projects. This ac­com­plish­ment as­serts the fact that our prod­ucts sup­port the cause of green build­ings.”

Mili Ma­jum­dar, Sec­re­tary-cumTrea­surer, GRIHA Coun­cil, said, “The an­nual sum­mit re­flects TERI and GRIHA Coun­cil’s con­tin­ued com­mit­ment to the cause and mis­sion of sus­tain­able habi­tats.” Ster­lite Grid has be­come In­dia’s first pri­vate power trans­mis­sion de­vel­oper to de­ploy an air-crane for set­ting up a power trans­mis­sion line in the ex­tremely chal­leng­ing ter­rain of Jammu and Kash­mir. It has part­nered with US-based Erick­son Inc. to in­stall nearly 160 trans­mis­sion tow­ers in the rough ter­rain of Pir Pan­jal ranges, us­ing The south­ern grid will get an ad­di­tional 4,000 MW of power in the next one year to mit­i­gate the woes of elec­tric­ity-deficit states, Union Power Min­is­ter Piyush Goyal said. Power trans­mis­sion ca­pac­ity to the south­ern grid has been im­proved by 71 per cent in the last 18 months, thereby en­abling trans­mis­sion of more power from the north, he said. By 2020, an ad­di­tional 18,000 MW of power would be made avail­able to the south­ern grid, he said. He added that in the next three years all agri­cul­tural pump sets would be re­placed with so­lar pump sets. “This will bring in revo­lu­tion­ary sav­ings for farm­ers,” he added. The min­is­ter lauded AP for tak­ing rapid steps to im­prove the power sec­tor and said that even in power con­ser­va­tion, the state was lead­ing in the coun­try with the use of en­ergy-ef­fi­cient LED bulbs.

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