`SOLAR PV PUMPING
Solar PV pumping constitutes what is perhaps the most relevant of all PV applicationsfor agrarian India. The per capital energy consumption of any country is an index of theeconomic well being of the country. In India 40-50% of the energy generated isconsumed in the agricultural sector of water pumping. However, conventional source of energy are becoming costlier, scarcer and generate a lot of green house gasesparticularly CO
. What India needs today is an energy source that is decentralised,modular, efficient, sustainable, pollution free and capable of straight power delivery. (i.e.Generation near the point of views). It is in this context solar photovoltaics assume itsimportance as an energy source and among all these applications photovoltaics, Solar water pumping is the most relevant for India. In India there are about 15 million pumpsets in the agriculture sector and there i.e. scope for installing atleast 7 million more.There is a strong case in India to go in for solar power water pumping in a very big way.Other important applications of photovoltaics would be in the areas of lighting, healthcare, education, entertainment, industry and so on.
Applications of Photovoltaics:
Important applications of photovoltaics. In the context of India care brieflydescribed below:
such as in calculators, TV etc.
PV is ideally suited for powering remote, microwave,towers, battery charging applications specially in radio sets etc.
Off Grid Applications:
These include lighting, motor pumping, health care(Storing Vaccines), education, entertainment( TV sets, radio sets etc)
Grid connected applications:
ie feeding, PV power to the grid through asuitable inverter.
such as PV-wend, PV and mains, PV & biomass etc.
for peak shaving applications or for strengthening thegrid. Power from PV as centralised generating source.