Our corporate social responsibility vision is to be an influenced leader in creating social and economic opportunities for the welfare of our rural sector or in any other location where our affiliates do business.
We have a responsibility to make a positive impact in society with this mission and vision. We strive to play an important leadership role for a sustainable future in green energy, to optimize renewable energy as a tool for economic, human and community transformation.
We want to create a future that is powered by green power for energy transition and environment. We are also focused to take a major step towards power conservation.
With the climate crisis on us, we are committed to share our combined concern for sustainable green solutions. We are capable of handling turnkey projects and energy consultancy, training for human resource development.
Most important is to include more women participation in green sector. Empowering women to take part in the process of clean energy sector, to improve skills, health, education and personal safety.
We are also capable to provide technical support and organize events, international energy meets/ seminars/ video conferences in Kolkata.
We can partner with any organization in the green energy field to promote renewable energy for a sustainable future and clean economy.
We agree to tie up with any organization working in renewable energy sector and to be their representative with mutual benefits through project consultancy and ground level technical help.
We are committed to conduct awareness workshops in schools, colleges and communities.
We are also equipped with R&D facilities and test lab as per MNRE specifications.
Sustainability has become a wide ranging term that can be applied to almost every facet of life on Earth, from local to a global scale and over various time periods. Long – lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. As the earth’s human population has increased, natural ecosystems have declined and changes in the balance of natural cycles has, had a negative impact on both humans and other living systems.
Returning human use of natural resources to within sustainable limits will require a major collective effort. Human sustainability has to imply the integration of economic, social and environmental spheres to: “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Efforts to live more sustainably can take many forms from re-organizing living conditions e.g. Eco villages, eco-municipalities and sustainable cities, reorganizing economic sectors e.g. green building, sustainable agriculture, or work practices e.g. sustainable architecture, using science to develop new technologies – green technologies, renewable energy, to adjustments in individual lifestyles.
Effects of neglecting sustainable work practice
The main concern about neglecting sustainable work practices is the contribution towards the consumption of non – renewable resources and pollution of the environment.
Contamination and emission of greenhouse gases may contribute towards Global warming and hence: the anticipated effects of global warming including:
- Heat waves and periods of unusually warm weather.
- Ocean warming, sea-level rise and coastal flooding.
- Glaciers melting.
- Arctic and Antarctic warming.
Some groups may be unable to adapt to the possible resultant due to lack of economic development which may lead to unemployment and poverty.
The climate change could result in areas now above sea level to become inundated and areas which may not support agriculture become drought stricken.
These could lead to dislocation of people and famine.
“Earth &Environment are two E’s which needs our Empathy. This is an emergency.”
Indian Energy Scenario and initiatives towards Renewables:
With 17.3% of World’s population, India has only 0.6% of global oil reserves and 7% of coal reserves.
- Installed capacity as on Dec, 2012 :- 211 GW
- Per capita consumption :- 779 kwh
Population without access to electricity 0.5 billion (Approximately )
RE based Lighting and Electrification
Half a billion people in India do not have access to electricity
Various Renewable Energy Sources are now being utilized for Rural Electrification. India also is not an exception to this. In fact India has one of the largest RE based Rural Electrification Programme in the world.
Wind, PV, Biofuel are the fastest growing sectors.
Solar Power Policy
Many state Governments have announced Renewable Energy Purchase Obligation (RPO), Solar Energy Purchase Obligation, Generation based incentives, Special Roof Top Solar Policy, Introduction of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) etc. Following are some states having aggressive Renewable Energy Policy.
- Andhra Pradesh
- Very large increases are needed in the supply of fossil fuels to maintain this GDP growth, according to Planning commission, coal supply will have to increase from about 500 million tons in 2006-2007 to over 2500 million tones in 2031-32. TERI has projected that India may have to import about 85% of its oil, 70% of its coal and 60% of its gas requirements in 2031.
- It is clear from these projections that unless India takes conscious steps to increase the share of Renewable Energy in the overall energy mix, it will be practically impossible to meet the goals of economic development. This will also enable the country to respond to international pressures to reduce carbon emission. Fortunately, the country is endowed with significant renewable energy resources.
Energy in India: An Overview
- India consumes 3.7%of the world’s commercial energy making it the 5th largest consumer of energy globally.
- Total installed capacity of 1,44,912 MW.
- 350 kgoe per capita primary commercial energy consumption. 22% of world average.
- Per capita electricity consumption: 600KWhr per year.
- About 80%of total rural energy consumption comes from non-commercial energy.
- 84% villages electrified. 44% of rural households electrified.
Energy Scenario in India
- Rapid economic development & increasing population = High demand for energy.
- A sustained 8% GDP growth of India requires an annual increase of :
a) Commercial energy supply from 3.7% to 6.1%
b) Total primary energy supply from 2.2% to 5.1%
- Limited supply of coal, coupled with its poor quality, low level of technologies advancements and high environmental hazards.
- Limited domestic reserves and uncertain foreign supply of hydrocarbons.
Why Renewable Energy for India?
- Power shortage
- Rising prices of Oil and Gases
- Ecological Hazards
- Ample resource and site available
- Abundant sunshine
- Government incentive
- Increased financing options
Benefits of Renewable Energy:
- Avoid the high costs involved in transmission capex.
- Avoid distribution losses – Technical and others
- Avoid recurring fuel cost
- Boost the rural economy
- Encourage self-help groups & self-dependence
- Enable village co-operatives to supply and/ or monitor distribution.
- Make available much needed energy for basic needs at the doorstep at affordable prices.
- Promoting rural energy for productive uses and linked social benefits
- Promoting renewable energy for rural electrification and industrial applications.
- Enhancing access of the rural poor to affordable and sustainable energy services.
- Supporting training and capacity building for manufacture, local assembly and
- maintenance of renewable energy technologies / systems
- Education to make people aware of green benefits
Advantages of solar energy
Greatly reduced pollution
It’s pollution-free because it is having much better credentials than fossil fuel for polluting emissions. Also, consider the wider impacts of burning biomass and of large hydropower schemes.
Greatly reduced contribution to global warming
One of the greatest advantages of solar energy of course is that there is no carbon dioxide, methane or other emissions that warm the atmosphere. Again, manufacturing and installation of solar appliances are necessarily accompanied by some of those emissions.
Infinite energy resource
Solar energy is not a finite resource as fossil fuels are. While the sun is up there it constantly produces all the energy we can use.
Reduced maintenance costs
While not maintenance-free — what technology really is? — Once solar panels, wind- or water power facilities are in place, no fuel or lubricants need to be supplied.
Falling production costs
The financial costs of producing appliances such as solar cells and solar hot water panels are falling as technology develops. Comparatively solar energy is competing with fossil fuels as fossil fuel prices have raised steeply globally in the last few years. Solar energy technology is becoming increasingly efficient.
Low running costs
With prices of traditional fuels soaring the cost advantages of solar energy are becoming obvious. After installation of the appliance, solar energy is free.
Suitable for remote areas that are not connected to energy grids. In some countries solar panels for domestic use in remote areas are becoming sources for local employment in manufacture and installation. Fossil-fuel poor countries can kick their dependency on this energy and spend their funds on other things through application of solar energy.
Health and safety benefits
In some poorer countries where people have used kerosene and candles for domestic heating and lighting, respiratory diseases and impaired eyesight have resulted. Many people have been burned through accidents involving kerosene heating. Solar energy, especially with excess energy stored for night-time use, overcomes these problems.
Among the significant advantages of solar energy is that of reliability. Local application and independence from a centrally controlled power grid and energy transport infrastructure is insurance from upheaval through political and economic turmoil.