Tool to estimate rooftop solar power launched
New Delhi: The Energy and Resource Institute Wednesday launched the world`s first tool named "WEB-GIS" to estimate the rooftop solar power potential for Indian solar cities, said an institute official.
The main objective of the initiative is to develop a high performing and flexible WEB-GIS tool to estimate the rooftop solar power potential in cities.
Chandigarh will be the first city where the tool will be launched followed by others.
Speaking on the occasion, Leena Srivastava, vice chancellor of TERI University and director of the institute, said solar energy is revolutionising the world and countries are investing in this sector because it is beneficial to the environment and also saves energy costs.
"India has to face the challenges thrown up by this sector by investing in innovations while creating the right environment for policy regulatory frameworks," Srivastava said.
"We need coping strategies to deal with erratic and ineffective power systems with enabling mechanisms," she added.
The initiative is supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
According to the ministry, the solar city aims at minimum 10 percent reduction in projected demand of conventional energy at the end of five years through a combination of enhancing supply from renewable energy sources in the city and energy efficiency measures.
The basic aim is to motivate the local governments to adopt renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- PM Narendra Modi's speech at Heart of Asia conference
- Is population control next on central govt's agenda after demonetization?
- Gujarat: Goods train engine catches fire in Surat
- India-Afghanistan thrash Pakistan over terrorism issue in Heart of Asia conference
- Watch: Tracing the journey of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa from films to politics
- RIP Amma: Jayalalithaa dies after 75 days in hospital; Tamil Nadu mourns
- Fake or Real? 'Alien animal' caught on Karnataka-Kerala border
- People want to know whether Jayalalithaa is alive or not; PM Narendra Modi must intervene, says expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa
- Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's condition continues to remain critical after suffering cardiac arrest
- I-T department rejects declaration of Rs 2,00,000 crore made under IDS by Mumbai family