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Dec 30, 2012   //   by admin   //   Energy  //  No Comments

 

Solar energy based power systems designed by Anton Energy is of two types. They are Solar Photovoltaics and Concentrated Solar power based. While the latter is still in development process at Anton Energy, we would like to give you an introduction about the former.

Solar Panel

Solar photovoltaics cell is a device that converts light into electricity (DC) based on Photovoltaic effect. Such collection of photovoltaic cells are called ‘Solar Cell Modules’. A solar power system starts with such modules connected together to provide the required electric current to power a device.

 

 

There are various components in the a Solar Panel based power generation system but a typical Solar Power System is a combination of

 

Solar Cell Modules

Charge Controller

Battery Bank

Inverter Systems

Transmission System

 

 

In Solar Panel Modules, we use both Mono Crystalline and Poly crystalline modules. While the former is more efficient, the latter is cost effective. The availability of disposable land decides the end cost effectiveness factor while choosing between the panels.

 

The power thus produced is actually fed into into the Charge controller which prevents over charging of the batteries. Such a proper control system signficantly increases the life time of batteries.

 

Battery bank receives the controlled power supply for storage and further transmission. A series of batteries can be connected to achieve the required power backup and voltage.

 

The heart of this system is the Invertor which does the conversion of DC into AC of appropriate voltage. In a typical system it converts 24 volts DC into 240 volts AC. This voltage is fed end usable systems which could range from small appliances to industries. Depending on this end use, the components can be altered or changed.

 

 

Hydrokinetic turbine systems are the extension of the old river mills used to pump water and to grind grains.Today, it has come in more revolutionary forms to answer the energy crisis that is consuming as today.Though they work on similar laws of physics like Hydropower turbines in Dams, its radically different with diverse features.

 

Hydrokinetic Turbine

Hydrokinetic turbines utilize the kinetic flow of energy rather than Potential energy as created in Dams by storing water in great volumes. As such, they do not require dams to be constructed and can be implemented in any running flow of water as long as they have a constant supply of water. Depending on the water level and width, the turbines can be custom built. The basic parts of a hydro kinetic turbine as follows:

 

Rotor 

Dynamo

Invertor

Transmission

 

Based on the location,power supply and aesthetic requirements, the rotor style could be decided. Each model of rotor gives varying efficiencies depending on the velocity and volume of water. The flow of water this causes the rotor to turn which is directly proportional to the velocity of the water

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The rotor rotates the dynamo which converts the kinetic energy into electricity as per the conventional law. The same rotor could be connected to gear system to amplify the RPM which can boost the power output.

 

The produced current is carried over to the inverter for further distribution after which it takes the normal route.

 

Hydrokinetic Turbine for River

Our solutions are cost effective as the capital cost incurred is much lesser compared to other forms of renewable energy. Also, the same is more reliable an constant as the water flow is much more predicable than the wind or much more reliable than the solar which works only for 6-8 hours a day.

 

The best part of such turbines are that, we can convert all the canals and streams into energy creating plants. By suitable installation at the potential places, these turbines can generate uninterruptible power supply. Due to its lower energy requirement of installation and lesses environmental disturbances along with lower space consumption, it is viable commercially and needs lesser government clearance to pursue the same.

 

The interesting thing to notice is that such a power system can power an entire village or a community by using a combination of similar units. Considering the cost of building and operating a dam, it seems more commercially viable to develop such systems in greater number to achieve the same capacity output.

Currently we are studying the viability of fuel cell technologies. Please check back in future.

 

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