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Solar Power Tree Providing Solution to Urban Space Restrictions

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Urban Solar Power Solutions

This remarkable Solar Power Tree produces the very same quantity of electrical energy as a traditional system. Yet it works in a much smaller sized space.  Isn’t that interesting? Well, the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI) developed this advancement and Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, promoted the upright setup of solar batteries as a unique style for metropolitan and also countryside areas. In these areas there is a limit to readily available land.

Solar Power Trees as an Urban Solar Power Solution

Of course, conventional trees currently help the atmosphere in a multitude of ways. And now they could include “utilizing solar power” as another benefit.  India’s Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) has actually developed a Solar Power Tree as a cutting-edge method to creating solar-powered electrical energy in a minimally sized area.

The Solar Power Tree framework consists of of “branches” that hold up photovoltaic or pv panels. This is more effective compared to traditional solar panels, which need 400 square feet of land to generate the exact same outcome.

Developments to these Urban Solar Power Solutions

The system sets you back around £6,000 GBP for the 5 kw version.  In addition, the trees could be set up separately or in teams for a glut of energy generation.

3 areas in West Bengal, India took part in the effective pilot scheme and, future versions are currently underway. Upcoming versions of the solar power tree will have a revolving system to allow the tree to capture the sunlight during the day.

We look forward to advancements here and are watching carefully to see what innovation solutions will come next. 

Sources:

http://solarpower.com/blog/2016/08/15/a-solar-tree-that-produces-5kw-in-just-four-square-feet/

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Solar-power-tree-launched-to-harness-maximum-energy-using-minimum-land/articleshow/53344897.cms

http://studycopter.com/feed/csir-cmeri-develops-solar-power-tree-generation-electricity-solar-energy/

 

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