All the Bangaloreans are sure hit by electricity load shedding. Power supply is cut for an hour each in the morning and evenings. This by all means a bad news for everyone especially for students. Electricity power demands are predominantly met by either hydro or thermal power plants. Though the rain gods blessed most of the region with higher than average rains this year, the demand has been ever increasing. Because of that power generation plants are now playing safe in consuming water available in various reservoirs. They have a valid reason too, since the demand for power increases more during summer season. However, the nuclear deal between India & US will help to meet that sort of ever increasing demand in the long term.
Now lets look at what can be done from our end to overcome the prevailing power woes. If there is a space of 7’x5’ on your roof top, opt for solar water heaters. This can bring down your power demand by 40%! Isn’t that great? Indian government is providing loans on solar water heaters at an interest rate of around 1% p.a. Apart from the power distribution institutions like KPTCL is providing a discount upto Rs 40/- per month on your electricity bill if you have solar water heater installed. Keeping aside all that you get to use the natural energy which is eco-friendly as well as saves your electricity bill. Why not to opt for using Solar energy where ever possible and help ourselves to solve the problem?