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MICROGRIDS FOR KERALA

The emergence of Microgrid-as-a-Service (MaaS) model for energy challenges is being acknowledged globally. Roof Top Solar only provides energy self-sufficiency, while, Microgrids can accelerate social development.
The government of India is expected to firm up a policy on Microgrids by end of 2018. Microgrid development across India is likely to be core to achieving targets under NSM. A pilot programme is being implemented by Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) to electrify 320 households across 11 villages through the development of Microgrids. The works also include turnkey implementation of decentralized distributed SPV power plants along with Power Distribution networks to unelectrified households. Microgrid projects are also attempted in Bihar and UP. Microgrid would also lead distributed energy investments for us. Such innovative business models bring radical changes in Industry.
What is a Microgrid ??
Microgrids can be termed as an energy network infrastructure t…

Solar Powered Roadways For Future Energy Production

Kerala is moving full throttle on solar projects. This has set the stage for higher domestic manufacturing and thus lower the cost of solar products. With the consistent availability of sunlight throughout the year (for about 300 days), one of the most unique proposals is the implementation of solar surfaces for roads in India. This has the potential to generate massive megawatts of energy that can power numerous buildings and other infrastructure.
Solar Roadways could change the face of transportation and help to keep the environment clean at the same time. These roads, manufactured partially from recycled materials currently polluting the environment, including trash bags, water bottles, and rubber tires, would generate electricity from solar energy, which would, in turn, be fed into the grid. 
The heart of the Solar Roadway is the Solar Road Panel. Each individual panel consists of three basic layers: Road Surface Layer - translucent and high-strength, it is rough enough to provide gr…

Advantages of Using Solar Power in Petrol Pumps

India has over 50,000 petrol pumps catering to the demand of the country. And do you know how much electricity a petrol pump needs every day? It requires more than 5 KW of electricity every day for their operations. This amounts to a total capacity of over 1,440 KW of power required for a year per petrol station. Running your petrol pump on electricity is possible in the big and medium cities but the petrol pumps, especially in rural India, derive power from diesel generators sets as they do not have a continuous power supply or do not have power lines.  The operation cost for running the pumps on diesel generators sets is very high. So using solar panels is more advantageous than a diesel generator. Use of solar energy in petrol pumps has proven to offer reliable operations of dispensing units even in load shedding hours. The dispensing units last long as the solar system provides superior power quality.
Advantages: Can be used on pre-installed invertersEconomic, Smaller, hybrid system…