Energy-efficient Products Burn Bright As Prices

Energy-efficient Products Burn Bright As Prices


LED lamp production has increased to three crore per month against 10 lakh earlier

India's appetite for star-labelled energy-efficient products has doubled with felling prices and increased participation of private companies even as the country affirms its commitment to bw carbon footprint ahead of the climate change talks in Paris later this month.

Production of LED (light-emitting diode) lamps that consume about 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs has increased to three crore per month as against 10 lakh, thanks to the government's LED lamps distribution programme. Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), the coordinator for energy efficient programmes, is launching a similar distribution programme for star-rated agricultural pumps and ceiling fans.

The company is also facilitating state governments in floating contracts for retrofitting LED street lights and maintaining them, creating market for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) -a concept prevalent in the western world but has remained a non-starter in India.