Creating the infrastructure to benefit from green technology is a large part of the battle, as is setting up a framework to influence early adaptors on such new technologies. One man in India is trying to create such an infrastructure.
“Solar-power systems on rooftops of high-rise buildings in urban areas can greatly help to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity that would mitigate the prevailing energy crisis to a large extent, according to Dr. Mohammed Ataur Rahman, director, Program on Education for Sustainability, Centre for Global Environmental Culture (CGEC) of International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT). He added that the government should make it mandatory in the building code for the households to install solar systems on rooftops of high-rise buildings for generating solar energy. This is already mandatory in West Bengal, India.”
Implications from IFTF:
A further study of the success in West Bengal is needed before scaling this project should be taken seriously. In scaling projects, the effectiveness is often lost.
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