Suzlon installs solar powered street lights in Tamil Nadu

Suzlon installs solar powered street lights in Tamil Nadu

As part of the zero darkness initiative Suzlon Foundation with Association for Integrated Rural Development (AIRD) has installed two solar street lights in each village, Ottanatham and Sangampatti, in Tuticurin district, Tamil Nadu. . The lights were installed in common places where there was complete darkness.

The objective of the activity was to promote green energy sources for community lighting and to reduce the carbon footprint. It witnessed support from elected representatives of Gram Panchayat. The company in a statement said that a total of 200 families benefited from the activity.

Jasmine Sofia Gogia, General Manager, Suzlon Foundation said, “At Suzlon, we are guided by the philosophy to pursue social, economic and ecological development for our planet. More than 1.3 billion people in the world do not have access to electricity. The common areas in the villages are dark after sun down, making it unsafe to step outside their homes due to security concerns. To overcome this problem, we came up with the initiative of installing solar street lights in the villages that do not have access to electricity at night. To help break the cycle of poverty, people must have access to light wherever and whenever they need. By providing these solar powered lights, we are bringing clean, efficient, renewable, and affordable illumination to the rural areas, thereby making a positive impact. We thank the elected representatives of Gram Panchayat for extending their support in carrying out this activity. ”

Suzlon has wind energy installations of over 2,000MW in Tamil Nadu spread across various locations. Over 100 villages are covered under Suzlon’s CSR programs in Tamil Nadu.

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