Tamilnadu solar energy policy 2012

In order to promote generation of power from Solar Energy, the State Government hereby makes the Tamilnadu Solar Energy Policy, 2012
Tamilnad Solar energy Policy 2012( PDF)

There is an ever increasing demand for energy in spite of the rising prices of oil & other fossil fuel / depletion of fossil fuels.  Energy demand, in particular electricity production has resulted in creation of fossil fuel based power plants that let out substantial green house gas / carbon emission into the atmosphere causing climate change and global warming.

The Government of Tamil Nadu is committed to mitigate the climate change effects by bringing out policies conducive to promote renewable energy generation in the State. The Government intends to make renewable energy a people’s movement just like rain water harvesting.

The state is blessed with various forms of renewable energy sources viz., Wind, Solar, Biomass, Biogas, Small Hydro, etc. Municipal and Industrial wastes could also be useful sources of energy while ensuring safe disposal.

Renewable Energy (RE) sources provide a viable option for on/off grid electrification & wide industrial applications.