Need for solar energy emphasised

Published: 27th April 2013 08:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th April 2013 08:13 AM   |  A+A-

Eminent agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan has called for an integrated energy security policy with a bigger role for renewable energy. Speaking at an event organised by IEEE Sight Madras Section and the Solarillion Initiative, in the city recently, he emphasised the need for promoting solar energy.  He also gave away prizes to the winning teams of Solar Lamp Design Contest, in which 65 teams from 20 institutions in Tamil Nadu participated.

B S Abdur Rahman University won the first prize in the contest, while the second and third prizes went to Aalim Muhammed Salegh College of Engineering and Jeppiaar Engineering College, respectively.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp