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Watch: 75-yr-old street vendor uses ‘Solar power’ to roast corn, video goes viral

Solar power is ‘pollution free’ and it is the best renewable energy source. It causes ‘no greenhouse gases’ to be emitted after its installation. It’s about making use of the energy source to good effect.

This 75-year-old woman street vendor who has been selling roasted corn outside the Bengaluru Vidhana Soudha (State Legislative Assembly) for 20 years now has set a classic example on how to effectively use solar panel so much so that it benefits a lot. The street vendor has got a new upgrade as she sells the same roasted corn with a solar-powered fan to roast the corn.

Credits: IndiaToday

Thanks to SELCO Solar Light Pvt Ltd (a foundation that “seeks to inspire and implement socially, financially and environmentally inclusive solutions by improving access to sustainable energy.”) as they provided an upgraded version to Selvamma, in what was a life-changing experience.

Similar to the majority of the roasted corn vendors in India, Selvamma also used a manual cane fan and coal to roast corn in order to grill it until recently, but now things have changed completely for her. While speaking to The News Minute, Selvamma said, “My hand hurts, that’s why they have given this.” For your information, the fan works on lithium-ion battery.

The following video shared by a Twitter user depicts Selvamma using the fan to roast corn.

It’s because of using this solar powered fan to roast corn at her cart made her job pretty much easier and comfortable for her. Now that she can roast as many corns as she can. Not just that, it also reduces time to roast corn to half.

Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity. Solar Energy techniques were deployed worldwide since 2006. Though it has come to light more than a decade ago, it didn’t reach out to all parts of the world. Power cuts are the most frustrating thing for people in this world and many even think that ‘solar energy’ could impact the lives of people in the future.

Solar technology is widely implemented in India. We have witnessed more of them in key places. Solar panels are installed in apartments, houses, offices. Three years ago, Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium became the world’s first solar-powered cricket avenue. Indian Railways launched it’s first solar-powered train and have implemented the same technique in the Railway Station as well.

Written by Chaithanya G

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.

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