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6 Jun 2009

West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation (WBGEDC) says, ones own building rooftops can earn money and supply energy to an individual. It says one needs 35,000 square feet of roof space to generate 250 kilo-watts of power.

According to WBGEDC, Kolkatta which has 6 million and 200 billion square feet of roof space can harvest 2000 Mega Watt of solar energy. To exploit this potential and help people earn income, it has approached the state energy regulatory commission to make it mandatory to use solar energy in all new houses.

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It has also brought legislation under which power utilities will take the energy into their grid, from any person or organization that generates more than 250 kilo-watts. Even if the generation is between 2 and 250 kilo-watts, the power will be channelised to the grid and the sum owed would be adjusted against the electricity bill. The feeding tariff is Rs 15 per unit.

Apart from this, the producer would be given a green certificate which one can sell to earn. Besides, he would be entitled to a carbon credit benefit for adopting a clean development mechanism (CDM).

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Source: Times of India

Just in case you are interested in knowing how to tap solar power for your home or factory, visit Solar Mango that provides comprehensive details on how to use solar for decentralised power generation from rooftops and also provides details on the cost of generating solar power from rooftops and the amount of electricity solar PV systems can generate.

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Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.


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