Web Exclusive | March 2017
NITRA embraces green power
Today solar energy has established itself as one of the most non-conventional energy resources to steadily replace conventional energy sources such as the hydro electricity and thermal power, as the production of conventional energy is not likely to meet the future electricity demand of the world. The availability of natural fuel such as coal, gas, oil is limited and also the power generation using that fuel creates pollution into the atmosphere. There are plenty of other environment-friendly sources like sunlight and air, which are rarely being used to generate power. Many organisations have already started thinking about the alternative energy resources and embracing solar energy. Besides being cost-effective, the technology also saves the planet as it is complete pollution-free.
In view of the above scenario and also for promoting green power, the Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA) has decided to install grid-connected rooftop solar power plant at its building. The plant is estimated to be fulfilling about 60-70 per cent of NITRA’s total power consumption in first phase. This effort, in turn, will also reduce the pollution, which is quite prevalent in NCR and would help NITRA comply with its social responsibility. In addition to that, this move will encourage the textile and garment units to install solar power plant, many of those have already installed in their units.