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Shimla-based group to showcase solar heating system in Finland

IANS  |  Shimla 

A Shimla-based has been invited to to present the mountain solar water heating system developed by it which has got the State Innovation Award in 2018, its top said on Friday.

It will be presented at a conference on promoting innovation in being organised jointly by the International Solar Innovation Council, and the Energy Reform Group of from October 15 to 18 in

will present the innovative work carried out by his organisation in tapping to improve quality of life in mountain regions as a case study of Indian Himalayas titled "Innovative Solar water and for mountains".

The solar heating systems, developed by the using materials available in the area and skills of rural artisans, has also won appreciation from the of the government of

The for water and space heating system save around 40 per cent fuel wood per household per annum to help prevent around 4.90 tonne of carbon emission per household per annum, Singh told IANS.

Besides forest conservation, saving of fuel wood contributes to significant reduction in women drudgery. The women will no longer need to spend hours in forests to collect fuel wood and they can invest the time thus saved in some productive livelihood activity to have more time for leisure.

He said the availability of hot water improves health and hygiene of mountain population especially of women.

Focus of all these efforts was to improve the economic condition, reduce drudgery and improve livelihood conditions of the women by providing them the at household level in difficult mountain areas.

Singh and his team have been working to develop cost effective and for harnessing for water and space heating in Himalayan mountain terrain since 2008.

It has already installed 700 in different districts of and

A total of 161 were also installed in both the states, while 150 are under installation in and Chamba districts of

In the next phase, the new technology will be introduced in the tribal Kinnaur district where 10 solar water heating and 10 are proposed to be installed for demonstrations.

All these have been installed with financial support from different international, national and state agencies keeping in view the objective of carbon emission mitigation and rural livelihood priorities.



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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 13:38 IST