To Fight Power-Cuts, Do Not Agitate. Install Rooftop Solar Panels
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Unscheduled power cuts can ruin an industry. While loss of productivity and idle manpower are the obvious consequence, there are processes in which material gets wasted, and machines suffer damage. The larger industrialists are forced to install ‘standby’ diesel generating sets at enormous cost. Farmers are unable to irrigate their fields, and most of them have no means to run their tube-wells. They suffer in silence. The lay citizen is hit the hardest during the long Indian summer. On a sultry day, when the power cut occurs, they are unable to run their air-conditioners, and that leaves them fuming in anger.
I wish to place on record my debt of gratitude to my life-long friend, Wing Commander J Thomas, VM for his valuable inputs for this paper.