All about tapping rooftop solar power

The A.P. Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited and the New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh will organise ‘A.P. Roof Top Solar Expo-2015’ from August 22 to 24 at Viswapriya Function Hall on the Beach Road.

In all, 30 to 40 stalls will be set up, wherein there will be a demonstration of rooftop solar energy and pump sets, energy efficient equipment, and net-metering.

Spot registration will also be on the offer. It will have a forum to answer questions and clear doubts pertaining to solar power and net-metering. Painting competitions for schoolchildren and presentations on solar energy by engineering students, in coordination with Electrical and Electronic Engineering branch of the AUCE, will also be organised. A quiz programme is also lined up. APEPDCL CMD R. Mutyala Raju and NREDCAP Vice-Chairman and MD D. Kamalakar Babu told reporters that against a target of generating 10 MW of solar rooftop energy, only 413 KW was being generated as on date.

Mr. Mutyala Raju said the national policy was announced in February and suppliers had to register themselves at the national and State-levels. There were issues pertaining to loans for which bankers were not coming forward. At a meeting convened by MP K Haribabu, bankers agreed to extend loans.

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