Achievements

  • PEN has successfully installed 10,000 sq.m area solar collectors for drying of tea-leaves, coffee, spices, fruits, vegetables, pulses, leather, salt, cloth, ceramic and fish.

  • Through these units 14000 tones of fuel wood equivalent are being saved annually.

  • PEN holds a number of patents on solar heating and drying technology.

  • Introduced fully solar operated solar fish drying units – nearly 50 numbers – as livelihood support to Tsunami affected coastal villages in south India.

  • PEN has undertaken R & D projects from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Ministry of food processing industries (MFPI).
    Developed many collaborations with leading universities in Germany, Italy, Australia, and other countries.

  • International Energy Agency (IEA), an international agency with Paris headquarters, has invited Dr C.Palaniappan of PEN as a special invitee for the Task Force 33 formed to explore the introduction of solar heat to industries.

  • Planters Energy Network is a partner of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Vienna, Austria

  • PEN’s solar dryer has been validated by UNDP consultant for its good performance.

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