Use of bio-gas, solar energy imperative to overcome power crisis

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Jalandhar, Oct 25 (UNI) As the country is witnessing power woes and renewable power resources are on the verge of collapse, use of alternative energy sources is required to overcome the crisis, Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) said today.

''If the process to draw power from conventional resources continues for more time, India will have to face more power crisis to meet its electricity needs for its industrial growth as well as domestic consumptions,'' PEDA consultant Gurnek singh said while speaking on the third day of the Bharat Nirman-Public Information Campaign here today.

Emphasising on the need of preserving energy he said, ''No one wants to live in darkness as a result everyone has to inculcate the habit of saving energy.'' The use of windmills, solar energy and biogas could help in saving energy, he said, adding that solar cookers, solar lamps, solar voltaic pumps, solar driers and battery chargers are the alternative energy equipments which would reduce the use of power at the domestic level.

''The PEDA has introduced windmills to generate power and these windmills have proved more beneficial, installed in the areas near rivers and seas in the states of Tamil Nadu, Gujrat and Maharastra.

India ranked third in the use of power generated by windmills,'' he added.

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