Back in the 1930s nuclear fission as a source of energy generation was considered a revolutionary idea. However, given the advent of renewable energy – and in particular, solar energy – does it still make sense to pursue nuclear power for the world’s energy requirements?
We have Solar Cars, Solar Plane and Solar Boats..but Solar Train..?
Our IISC Scientists are trying to get a train running on Solar.. Read on..!
Traditional electricity is sourced from fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas. When fossil fuels are burned to create energy, they emit toxic gases that are the primary cause of pollution and global warming.Not only are fossil fuels bad for the environment, they’re a finite resource. Limited availability creates a volatile market in which energy prices can skyrocket in a short period of time.
Generating electricity from renewable energy rather than fossil fuels offers significant public health benefits. The air and water pollution emitted by coal and natural gas plants is linked to breathing problems, neurological damage, heart attacks, and cancer.
In addition,solar energy requires essentially no water to operate and thus do not pollute water resources or strain supply by competing with agriculture, drinking water systems, or other important water needs. In contrast, fossil fuels can have a significant impact on water resources. For example, both coal mining and natural gas drilling can pollute sources of drinking water.
Installing a 1 KW Solar plant is equivalent to planting about 20 trees..!
It is time we go Green and Go Solar..!
The recent Chennai floods which submerged most of the city , is a clear warning sign that extreme weather events are here to stay .
Experts say these events are mainly due to the excessive warming of the Sea Surface and the Earth in general. This phenomena is termed as Global Warming. And scientists say that this warming effect is due the presence of excess amounts of CO2 (Carbon-Di-Oxide) and other such Gases in the air.
By installing a Solar Power on our roof top , we do our bit to mitigate / reduce this Global warming and save the environment for the Future Generation.
A typical Solar PV plant of 1 KW capacity can generate 4 Units (Kwh) of Energy each day.
In India we get a minimum of 300 sunshine days in a year.
So the Energy generated by a 1 KW Plant in a year would be around 1200 Units (1200 Kwh).
It has been found that for a every KWh of Energy generated by Solar we save 0.72 Kg of CO2 emission.
That means a 1 KW plant can reduce 864 Kg (=1200 x 0.72) of CO2 Emissions in a year..
That is close to a tonne..! This is equivalent to planting about 20 trees on your roof top without the need for any maintenance.
So it is really the right time to Go Green .. and Go Solar..
Check our FAQ section for the types of Solar Plants that you can install with their cost details.
Let’s assume you consume about 10 units (kWh) of electricity daily and have installed a 1 kW solar system on your roof. The cost of a 1 kW system in 2015 is approximately INR 1 lakh (without any government subsidy). The lifetime of a typical solar system is 25 years. So, in simple terms, the system would cost you INR 4,000 per year.
A 1 kW system would provide you roughly 5 units of electricity per day. These are 5 units of power you don’t have to buy from the grid. At a grid power price of INR 3 per unit of electricity your bill would reduce by would save around INR 5,500 a year. This not only covers the cost of the solar system but also saves you another INR 1,500 a year!
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