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TEDA to Make Tamil Nadu India’s Solar Power Leader by 2015

TEDA to Make Tamil Nadu India’s Solar Power Leader by 2015

Tamil Nadu would generate around 40% of the solar energy produced in the country by 2015, said Sudeep Jain, chairman and director of the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA).

Jain was addressing an international workshop on renewable energy, climate change, energy management being held in the city on Thursday. He said that solar power generation was set to surge as state was all set to complete its roof top solar revolution by 2015 as part of its solar energy policy and program.

Tamil Nadu generates about 8,000 MW of renewable energy at present. In developing power technologies, Jain said, the major challenge before the state was to develop better battery storage devices and other power storage systems.

“We need to develop better technologies in this sector. Such expertise are not going to come from developed nations. Our technical institutions and research centers should come out with such projects,” he added.

The two-day workshop will have different sessions on energy management, solar thermal solutions, energy markets and climate change issues. The workshop is organized by Anna University, Department of science and technology and Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce.

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