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India's solar power has developed rapidly and has occupied the third throne in the world

2018-06-01
Mercom India Communications (a division of the global clean energy consultancy Mercom Capital Group) stated in a report that India has become the third largest solar market in the world in 2017, with the top two being China and the United States.

In a year's time, India's solar energy usage hit a record high.

The installed capacity in 2016 was 4.3 GW, which more than doubled in 2017 to 9.6 GW.

As of the end of 2017, the development of large-scale solar energy projects accounted for 92%, of which only 90% were single units and installed capacity was 995MW since 2017.
TRAIN STATION

Last year, after experimenting with solar-powered trains, India’s diesel-fueled railway now has a station that operates on renewable energy.

The Guwahati Railway Station in the capital Assam is the country’s first fully solar-powered train station. As the main rail road in the northeastern part of India, the station receives about 20,000 passengers every day.

The North East Border Railway Indian Railways said in a statement that the Guwahati Railway Station Building has grid-connected rooftop solar panels with a total capacity of 700 kW (0.7 MW), which can satisfy the station, long-distance bus station and railway coverage area. Electricity demand. This will help the railway network save 67.7 million rupees (approximately $99,900) in electricity costs each year.

The state-owned engineering company Central Electronics launched a project worth 670 million rupees (approximately US$1 million) and was funded by India Railway Corporation’s Indian Container Corporation (CONCOR).

The Indian Railways is currently the country's largest source of electricity and diesel consumption. It spent about Rs. 31,000 crore in FY2016, accounting for 18% of operating expenses. In order to reduce the rapid expansion of fuel spending, the state transport network has taken steps to transition to renewable energy.

The solar station initiative is part of a broader plan for the implementation of the Indian Railways, which will provide 5,000 megawatts of solar power through renewable energy by 2020 to meet about 25% of the energy demand. In July last year, the Indian Railways launched the first group of train cars equipped with rooftop solar panels. The solar energy mainly provides power for the interior lights, fans and information display systems. The railway department estimates that each of the six solar-powered trains can save about 21,000 liters of diesel per year, worth about Rs 120,000.
SCHOOL

From ensuring basic technical literacy to providing practical experience through situational learning, 100% of the Bangalore International School in Canada uses solar energy! How do schools use solar power to operate?

The school needs 4,25,000 kilowatts of energy a year. Solar panels produce 500,000 kilowatts per year. The goal is to generate 300 kilowatts per hour at peak capacity (10 am to 4 pm), enough to meet the school's electricity needs.

In addition, there is a meter next to the demo unit that measures the amount of electricity generated by all the panels on the campus for students to watch the conversion.

Investment project

Azure Power, one of the leading independent solar power producers in India, announced that the company has won the 130MW solar power project recently purchased by Maharashtra Power Distribution Co., Ltd. and Moody's rated the project as A-class. . MSEDCL will provide electricity to 22 million consumers in Maharashtra.

Azure Power will sign a 25-year power purchase agreement with MSEDCL for $2.72 (~$0.04) per kilowatt-hour. Azure Power is expected to develop this project outside the solar park and it is estimated that it will be put into use in 2019.

Inderpreet Wadhwa, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Azure Power, said in this speech: “We are pleased to announce our victory in Maharashtra so that we can continue to demonstrate our strong project development and engineering. We are also very pleased to contribute to the realization of our commitment to clean and green energy through solar power generation.

Azure Power is a leading independent solar power supplier. With its internal engineering, procurement and construction expertise, and advanced internal operations and maintenance capabilities, Azure Power provides customers across India with low-cost and reliable solar energy solutions. Since its establishment in 2008, the company has developed, built and operates solar projects of all sizes, with the focus on building India’s first private utility-scale solar photovoltaic power plant in 2009. This is the first sign of the 2013 smart city initiative. Tile roof project.