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Rajiv Gandhi’s advisor hails Gujarat solar energy initiative

According to reports, praising Gujarat’s initiative on solar energy, P S Deodhar, electronic technology advisor to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi said the state was doing well to promote renewable energy sources.

Unveiling the Intelligent Energy Control (IEC) mounted solar system at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Deodhar talked to TOI on the sidelines saying that Gujarat government was utilizing waste land effectively for installing solar power generation capacity. The future for solar power generation is very bright, thanks to the increased level of awareness in the country, particularly states like Gujarat, said the former chairman of Electronics Commission of Government of India.

However, Deodhar, who is also president of India China Economic and Cultural Council, was concerned about power loss due to dust on solar panels. He said that installing solar panels in desert areas could be made effective only by keeping these dust-free. Else, around 15 to 20 percent power would be lost.

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