Happy Republic Day: Does Indian constitution encourage solar?

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Team Su-Kam wishes a very Happy Republic Day all fellow Indians. On the occasion of Republic Day, the day when India officially adopted its constitution, our team tried to find out if the constitution indirectly encouraged solar. I can guess your reaction, “Do you have to link everything to solar?” Well, we are the top solar solutions company in India. Our MD, Kunwer Sachdev, is the solar man of India. It is his dream to see every household running on solar. We eat and breathe solar! So it was likely for us to find connection about solar and Indian Constitution given that it is Republic Day.

Here is our analysis:

Indian Constitution on Environment:

Article 48-A of Indian Constitution says,
“The State shall endeavour to protect and improve the environment and to safeguard the forests and wildlife of the country.”

Article 51-A(g) reads as follows,
“It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures.”

We should be proud that Indian constitution has been so advanced–it gives importance to the environment and asks all Indian citizens to protect the environment. Other liberties and rights are of little use when we don’t have a clean air to breathe.

When it comes to saving the environment and curtailing pollution, how can we not talk about the role of electricity?

India is world’s third largest producer of Carbon Dioxide – one of the greenhouse gases which is contributing to global warming. Most of this carbon dioxide is released when fossil fuels are burned for electricity. This is detrimental to the health of our environment. Many places in India that do not have reliable grid supply, depend on diesel generators which cause dangerously high level of air and noise pollution. A 10kva generators consumes 10 litres of petrol if it works for 5 hours!

To respect the constitution and fulfill our fundamental duty written in the constitution, we should think about going solar. Going solar is the best thing that you can do for the environment and here’s how:

For 1 unit (1 KWh) electricity generated by solar 0.53 kg CO2 emission is reduced.

In 2014, India has consumed around 1272 TWh electricity i.e 1272*10^9 units.

Consider this: If all energy generated in India was solar, then we would have saved = 1272*10^9*0.53 kg = 650,000,000 tonnes CO2

Installing a 100KW solar power plant is equal to planting 4300 trees!

This is because solar plant will generate clean and green electricity without contributing to carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. If it was a conventional coal power plant, then we would need to plant 4300 trees to absorb the CO2 that it would generate.

Convinced to go solar? We think we have put forward our solar case very well then. :)

This Republic Day, let’s respect the constitution and fulfill our fundamental duty of protecting the environment by going solar!

Visit www.sukam-solar.com today!

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