VIJAYAWADA, February 15: Rooftops of godowns owned by a state-run corporation in Andhra Pradesh may soon house solar power units.
L S R C Prasad, Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Warehousing Corporation (APSWC), today said "the Corporation is mulling to set up solar power units at spacious rooftops of its godowns."
He was speaking to reporters after presenting a dividend cheque of Rs 4.66 crore on behalf of APSWC for 2013-14 and 2014-15 to Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu here.
Power generated through solar panels can be supplied to state-run APGenco by linking the transmission to its grid, he said.
He appealed to the Andhra Pradesh farmers not to undertake distress sale of their produce when prices are low. Instead, they should utilise the APSWC godowns to store their produce and sell them when they get better market prices.