India’s first portable solar rooftop system unveiled in Gandhinagar
The country’s first portable solar rooftop system was inaugurated at the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple complex in Gandhinagar on Monday.
The installation of 10 PV port systems in the temple complex was supported by German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), according to a statement.
The systems were installed as part of the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s initiative to develop renewable energy cities across India.
Designed by GIZ, PV Port systems are standard plug and play photovoltaic systems of a minimum of 2 kWp, delivered with or without a storage battery.
“The first portable solar roof system in India has been inaugurated at the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple complex in Gandhinagar…,” the statement said.
The photovoltaic ports were manufactured by New Delhi-based Servotech Power Systems Ltd (SPSL), a leading manufacturer of high-end solar products such as LEDs, oxygen concentrators and electric vehicle charging equipment. under the Make in India project, he added.
“The One Port PV system is the way forward for greater adoption of solar power in the country,” said Raman Bhatia, Founder and Managing Director of Servotech Power Systems Ltd.
The 10 PV port systems were inaugurated in the presence of Shwetal Shah, Advisor, Department of Climate Change, Government of Gujarat, and officials from GIZ, GERMI and Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple.
Jorg Gabler, Senior Advisor, Integration of Renewable Energy into the Indian Power System (I-RE) Project, GIZ India, said that “Such collaborations and the resulting synergies are expected to benefit consumers to a great extent. We are very optimistic that the partnerships will provide us with insights to tackle emerging challenges and capitalize on city-level opportunities, which will help us replicate the results in other cities across India.”
Out of the 40 PV port systems to be installed in Gandhinagar, Servotech Power Systems has already installed more than 30 systems in Pandit Deendayal Energy University, GSPC Bhavan, Indroda Park, NIFT, Arya Bhavan and other places.
The Port PV system is very cost effective, low maintenance, has a long lifespan of 25-30 years, can be easily installed by one person and is ideal for the Indian climate.
It is designed for 100% self-consumption and no electricity is fed into the grid.
Unlike other conventional solar PV systems, the design of the PV Port system allows the space under the panels to be utilized. Each system allows an average annual saving of Rs 24,000 on electricity bills.
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