Application of Solar power

A solar power plant is a good option for electrification in areas that are located away from the grid line or where other sources are   neither  available  nor  can  be  harnessed   in   a   techno economically  viable  manner.  A   solar power plant of the size10–100 kW (kilowatt) , depending   on   the   load   demand, is preferable particularly   with  a  liberal subsidy and low-interest soft loan  from  financial  institutions. The  idea  is  to  raise the quality of life of the people subjected to poverty in these areas. This coupled  with   a   low-gestation period , simple operation and maintenance  are  resulting   in   installation of solar power plants in remote areas of many states that need electrification. In contrast, extremely high cost of solar power plant installation is  an obstacle  to  grid-connected applications in urban areas. Instead  of   a  centralized  power   generation and distribution, individual DLS (domestic lighting systems)  are  also  common in   many   rural    unelectrified   houses. The   initial   thrust  for centralized plants with a distribution  network to supply off-grid and  quality   power ,  i.e.  power   at    the   right    voltage  and frequency, came from  a demonstration unit in  Sagar Island in West  Bengal. The plants   in   Sagar   Island    started  with the unique feature of training people  to operate  and maintain  the plants, besides generating  an awareness  through interaction with prospective consumers who at a later stage could take up the management on a co-operative basis. Following the same pattern, biomass-based power plants have also been set up in that area. Thus participatory involvement  of  the local people has ensured sustainability of the programme. The SPV (solar photovoltaic)  mode   of  electrification   started   in  1998   after   a   system   on   a   trial basis was commissioned in Kamalpur village in 1996. The four important components  in  a  solar power system are solar modules, battery, inverter, and charge controller, besides  other  BOS (balance of system)/components.  These four components incur more than two-thirds of the total cost.

The  pie  chart  above shows a clear picture how much   energy    is    consumed   by    the   electrical appliances  installed  in   almost every household and can be saved with the use of solar power.This energy savings  ultimately  leads  to  more savings of money with   less consumption   of   electricity.  A  one  time investment will lead to reap the benefits forever.

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