Solar energy is the buzz word. It is the coolest option to derive power from hot rays of the sun through the use of panels. The ubiquitous solar energy is brought into play almost everywhere – be it in the form of panels on the electric poles erected for street lighting, outside homes to cater to individual electricity needs or the newest innovative solar caps fixed with fans.

Remember Telugu Desam Party supremo Chandrababu Naidu’s recent arduous walkathon Vastunna Meekosam? The TDP leader sported a bright yellow cap powered by solar energy that shielded him from the blazing sun and became a hot topic of discussion. In the aftermath of his pada yatras, many such caps are seen around the city best known for its sweltering summer.

Realising that solar technology can be effectively used to capture, convert and distribute energy, the Government is promoting the concept in a big way by offering huge subsidies and low-interest loans.

‘Going Green’ is the ‘in thing’ and use of solar energy will only further shore up your ‘uber cool’ image. Moreover, by making good use of solar energy, you can save money – and the planet. So, go ahead, tap solar power and say goodbye to excessive power bills.

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