Thursday, July 23, 2009

Three corporations and Bangalore as 'solar cities'

Three corporations and Bangalore as 'solar cities' - Bangalore - City - NEWS - The Times of India
The government has decided to convert three corporations and Bangalore as
`solar cities'.

Power minister K S Eswarappa on Tuesday said other than Bangalore, Mysore and Hubli-Dharwad corporations and Shimoga city municipal council will use only solar power to operate street lights, drinking water supply and in government buildings.

The project will help in saving the demand for conventional power in these areas and promote utility of non-conventional energy. Eswarappa said the Union government has agreed to share 40% of total expenditure incurred for implementing the project.

The minister was satisfied with heavy rainfall in the state, which raised water level in reservoirs and helped tide over the immediate power crisis.

With good inflow of water to Almatti dam, power generation is smooth, he added.

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