Joint Director, District Industrial Centre Ramakrishne Gowda noted that non-conventional energy sources was the future
“If solar panels are set up properly at Ring Roads of Mysuru, over 1/4th of the total power required for Mysuru city can be generated,” said Joint Director, District Industrial Centre (DIC) Ramakrishne Gowda.
Delivering the inaugural address at a workshop on Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation for Industries, Hospitals, Hotels and Government Offices organised by Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited on Tuesday, Ramakrishne Gowda said, “Fossil fuels are the major source of conventional energy and at present we are overly dependent on fossil fuels to meet the requirement for power. So there is a need for non-conventional energy sources and they are considered to be the energy of the future. Solar energy, tidal energy, wind energy, etc are the main examples for non conventional energy sources. Further the solar energy panels can be divided into Monocrystalline, Poly crystalline and Amorphous.”
“Today we can see two major solar energy projects taking place in Bilikere and nearly two to three acres of land is required to generate 1megawatt of power. But alternatively a survey by some of the industrialists suggest that if the major portion of Ring Roads are properly set up with solar panels nearly 55 to 60 megawatt of power can be generated,” he added.
“If the major portion of Ring Roads are properly set up with solar panels nearly 55 to 60 megawatt of power can be generated,” Joint Director, DIC, Ramakrishne Gowda.
“Both union and state government now are laying more stress on non-conventional energy sources. As individuals we need to make use of such initiatives and workshops such as this as it throws light on various energy conservation and generation projects and ideas,” he said.
Later, a technical session on the ‘Role of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation in Present Scenario,’ case studies of energy efficient pumps and motors, case studies of energy conservation initiatives, roof-top solar power plant, kitchen waste compact biogas plant and bio diesel, case studies of carbon neutral in manufacturing and others were held by eminent scholars, academicians and resource persons.
Chairman, District Coordination Committee, FKCCI Sudhakar S Shetty, Chairman Mysore Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MCCI) A S Satish, Project Engineer, KREDL, Mysuru Dinesh Kumar D K and others were present.