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Solar Energy Systems

Introduction:

India is endowed with abundant of solar radiation. The country receives solar radiation equivalent to more than 5,000 trillion kWh/year, which is far more than its total annual energy requirement.  The radiation available could be utilized for thermal as well as for photovoltaic applications. Solar thermal technologies have already found ready acceptance for a variety of decentralized applications in domestic, industrial and commercial sectors of the country.  The most widely acceptable application is the solar water heating technology. However, solar steam generating and air heating technologies and energy efficient solar buildings are also attracting attention in urban and industrial areas. Among solar photovoltaic technologies, there are some devices/ systems such as solar lanterns, solar home systems, solar street lights, solar pumps, solar power packs, roof top SPV systems etc which could be useful both in rural and urban areas for the purpose of reducing burden on conventional fuels.

     
                                   Solar lanterns                                                                  Solar Cooker

       
                       Solar Power Plant                                                           Solar Water Heating System

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