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Solar Power Scheme For Powerlooms

Mukesh Jindal
Written by Mukesh Jindal

Solar Power Scheme For Power loom Sector – Looking back at some of the earlier projects and collaborations initiated by the Indian government based on solar energy, provides critical context for how a textile project go alongside the sustainable energy, its chemistry, and bringing more goods towards to the power loom section than ever before.

Recently with the growth of solar ecosystem in India and various other advantages of solar energy, Ministry of Textile Industry has taken a unanimous decision to implant solar power scheme for power loom sector in India under a subsidized rate of 30% on a large scale.


Solar Power Scheme For Power loom Sector: A Sigh Of Relief To The Struggling Weavers



The objective or motto behind implementing solar power scheme for power loom sector is to promote energy saving technique, reducing carbon footprint, cost reduction or cost-cutting of electricity plans for industrial consumers. Solar power is cheaper as compared to the electricity plans existing in India and is going to remain the same i.e. low throughout the lifetime of solar system plantation whereas a rate of conventional energy will keep on escalating year after year. Solar power that will be generated in the site can offset electricity that needs to be drawn from the grid and reduce the reliability of diesel gen-sets. Most of the industries operate with explicit carbon footprint reduction. Solar plants will help in environmental protection and also reduce carbon footprint.

Eligibility of Unit/Applicant:

To be eligible for this scheme announced by the Government of India; a power loom unit must have at least a total count of eight (8) looms. Most important eligibility to be eligible is that the roof-top of the company or industry should be shade free i.e. the units inside the sector must have a free roof-top area in order to implement the installation of the solar plant. For subsidy chart approved by the Government.

For further information on required documents to be present at the time of approval of this scheme, please follow this link ( loom-upgradation) and click on the required documents in PDF format under the column of Power loom Sector Schemes.

Now the major question arises is that who all are eligible for this scheme? And the answer is a) Any State Government or its agency. b) A registered Co-operative Society. c) A Company set-up under the Companies Act, 1956 as amending or a firm set-up under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 as amended, by a group of power loom owners.

Eligibility & Maximum Permitted Area:

There are several schemes group like In-situ Upgradation of Plain Power looms, Group Workshed Scheme (GWS), Yarn Bank Scheme, Common Facility Centre (CFC), Pradhan Mantri Credit Scheme for Power loom Weavers, Solar Energy Scheme for Power looms, Facilitation, IT, Awareness, Market Development and Publicity for Power loom Schemes, Tax Venture Capital Fund, Grant-in-Aid and Modernization & Upgradation of Power loom Service Centers (PSCs). For any further update and more information on ELIGIBILITY.


Solar Power Scheme For Power loom Sector: A Sigh Of Relief To The Struggling Weavers


This is a special scheme for power loom development, which was never there earlier and would largely benefit those who want to go for a technological upgrade. The scheme will also facilitate the unit to pay back their loans from the bank within 3-4 years timeframe, which means electricity at no cost for the unit afterward. Moreover, there would be more subsidy from the government to power looms running on solar-based energy as part of its clean energy initiatives. This would also give a push to five lakh additional jobs to be created in the coming years in the powerloom segment. A variety of initiatives has been taken, keeping this factor in mind.


Solar Power Scheme For Power loom Sector: A Sigh Of Relief To The Struggling Weavers


Contact Details

For further information and required details on Solar Power Scheme for Power-looms, you can contact the regional offices spread across India and Power loom Service Centers; at their several centers spread PAN India. For more details on contact information please contact the regional offices or Power loom Service Centers.

Solar Power Scheme For Powerlooms PDF

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Before concluding and following this, a couple of questions you may ask are: can the patterns that we use to create a solar textile on the surface look high-tech or tell the story of how the textile is functioning? How will consumers come to know the look of solar power and then choose it as their style and their energy source? My article includes two approaches to making a solar textile, one is to create the solar device on a textile substrate and the other is coating individual threads to be fully integrated into a woven cloth. While I am excited to think of all of the possible end-use applications of a solar textile I am most interested in creating a textile-based solution to our energy needs that could be used in a magnitude of contexts.

To conclude the thoughts and visibility Textiles are light-weight, pliable, and durable. A successful solar-harvesting textile would serve as a foundation for wearable technology capable of providing renewable energy for the ubiquitous and ever-expanding array of personal electronics. From an early research with Textile and Engineering, the fibers and material studies informed work always pressed the boundaries of both art and technology—insisting on the intersections and impressions of collaborative work to develop a textile capable of generating energy would have revolutionary implications for a range of fields including satellite technology, sporting goods, and a variety of consumer products; from everyday garments and accessories, to tents, to curtains and upholstery—to everything under the sun.

About the author

Mukesh Jindal

Mukesh Jindal

My name is Mukesh Jindal, and I am from New Delhi, India. I am an engineer by profession. I am employed by an IT company in which I work. My topics of interest include technology, mobile, and apps.

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