Planters Energy Network was initiated as Register Society in 1989 at Madurai Kamaraj University to promote renewable energy in Plantation and other industry for energy efficiency by eminent scientist like Prof.M.S.Swaminathan and leading Planters like Shri. L.Narayana Chettiyar.
Dr. C. Palaniappan founder member of PEN who is currently Senior Associate Scientist of International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy funded by UNESCO and IAEA. His wide 30 years experiences in the field of solar thermal generated a faster growth to the organization.
Since 1989, PEN has Installed 10000 sq.mtr of solar collector for tea leaves drying, spices drying, fruits and vegetables dehydration, dhal, leather, ceramics, fish, cloth and salt drying.
[The text above was copied from http://www.pen.net.in/passage-into-solar-age-pen on November 19, 2014]
- January 2009: Perspectives of solar food processing in India - C. Palaniappan
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