Solar Power Projects are Taking off in India

Solar Power Projects are Taking off in India

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A ground mounted solar panel system installation using precast concrete ballasted footings.
A ground mounted solar panel system installation using precast concrete ballasted footings. | Source
A roof mounted solar panel system installed using flat roof precast concrete ballasted footings.
A roof mounted solar panel system installed using flat roof precast concrete ballasted footings. | Source
Technicians installing photovoltaic panels on a roof mounted rack.
Technicians installing photovoltaic panels on a roof mounted rack. | Source
A roof mounted solar panel system installed on a sloped roof using pole mounts and rails.
A roof mounted solar panel system installed on a sloped roof using pole mounts and rails. | Source
The "solar tree", a symbol of Gleisdorf, Austria
The "solar tree", a symbol of Gleisdorf, Austria | Source

Solar Power Projects are Taking off in India


Church in a driver’s seat

Power shortage is threatening India. India relies on thermal power to the extent of nearly 75% to 80%. Thermal power projects are coal-based. There is an increasing shortage of coal in India. The Ministry of Environment and Forests is refusing permission to open new coal mines on environmental reasons. Imported coal is becoming very costly and out of reach of power companies that are operating in a low tariff regime in India. Moreover the rupee depreciation against the dollar has made imports prohibitively costlier. Hydro electric power projects produce less power. There is a strong opposition and particularly from the Church on nuclear power projects. As Sonia Gandhi, the back-seat driver of India herself is a Christian, the Church finds itself in the driver’s seat in such crucial matters. The government of India is unable to implement the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Reactor due to the objections of Church.

Renewable energy assumes importance

Under the circumstances, generation of renewable energy like solar power has assumed crucial importance in the scheme of things. Surya Shakti Energy Resources has launched several solar products. What is important, these products are low priced and are quite useful for the rural areas and poor people. The purpose of these products is to derive optimum benefit from the solar energy and help save the environment from pollution and damage. The company also thinks that it is a major initiative in the field of rural electrification of India. The products comprise of hand-held torch, mobile lights, solar spotlights, lantern and full range of street lights.

Photoelectric current

Surya Shakti also manufactures solar home appliances. In fact the company is a pioneer in the field of photovoltaic energy. The company has the expertise and skill to implement all the solar powered projects. The basic principle in the solar power is that sunlight is converted into electricity through photoelectric effect. If light with a minimum threshold frequency falls on a metal surface, the light particles called photons excite the metal surface and emit electrons from it. Each photon emits one electron. There are trillions of photons in light. Therefore a large flow of emitted electrons take place. This phenomenon is called photoelectric effect and the emitted electrons constitute photoelectric current. This photoelectric current can be used for operating any electric appliance. As sunlight comes free of cost, the operating expenses in a solar project is nil. Only the cost of the appliances count in the total expenses. It is ideal for those who are prepared to spend a one-time investment but want to save on recurring electricity charges.

Strategic tie-up with Swiss company

Surya Shakti has established a strategic tie-up with a Swiss engineering company Energierburo for engineering, development and quality management of within scale to large ground-mounted as well rooftop solar photovoltaic power projects. The tie-up will help Energierburo to arrive at an optimal solar solution for a particular building, tap right synergies and to make financially and environmentally attractive solar electrical power. Energierburo is an internationally acclaimed engineering firm of good standing. The tie-up will offer mutual benefit to both the companies. The tie-up will help Surya Shakti to offer more efficient services to its clients and potential customers. Surya Shakti has already set up rooftops of around 150 kWp (kilowatt peak) in India. It is further expanding the capacity.

Even on a cloudy day, solar appliances can tap energy and work

I remember my experience with a solar heater a few years back. I had travelled in the cold month of December to Coimbatore to attend a marriage of my relative. I stayed in a house which had a solar heater. I had to get up very early morning before sunrise to take bathe and attend the marriage function. When I switched the solar heater, I had doubts in my mind as to whether the heater will work properly. The reason was there was very little sunshine the previous day as the sky was overcast and the sun was playing a hide and seek game. But to my pleasant surprise, I got a hot water in time and enjoyed the experience. The owner of the house told me that the solar heater cost around Rs.20000 and would last for around ten years with minor repairs in between. As more and more people and companies switch over to solar power realising its benefits the company’s value will rise. Right now it seems the company is not listed in the stock exchanges. I had searched the BSE and NSE websites and could not find the share price of the company or its results. Maybe the company will come out with an IPO in future which will be very popular.

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SherryDigital 4 years ago from Here. There. Everywhere. Currently: Portland, OR

I love this. The future of the weather is dependent upon developing nations using sustainable building and energy. Voted up!


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ramkimeena 4 years ago from India Author

Thank you SherryDigital, for your comments

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