India faces a major challenge to meet its growing energy needs. However, pollution has emerged as a major issue, and India is constantly trying to control it. Under this, India has given importance to solar energy. At the same time, Indian scientists have received generous support in this matter. While the government is bringing in new schemes to promote solar energy, scientists are also using new experiments. CSIR and CMERI have teamed up to create the biggest solar tree. It claims that it is the world's largest solar tree.
Built world's largest solar tree:
According to DD News, scientists from the Indian Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR) have achieved great success in the field of solar energy. Indian scientists have built the world's largest solar tree. It has been installed in the residential complex of Durgapur in West Bengal. According to CSIR-CMERI Director Dr. Harish Hirani, the solar tree will generate maximum energy of 11.5 kW. A solar tree at the mean annual level will generate clean energy between 12,000 and 14,000. A maximum of 35 solar photovoltaic panels has been installed in a solar tree. Each of these generates the energy of 330-watt power.
Price of the world's largest solar tree:
The solar tree will prevent 10 to 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. The solar tree is priced at Rs 7.5 lakh. This solar tree can prove to be very effective for the rural economy. It will be made available to farmers under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha and upliftment Mahaabhaiyaan scheme. This solar tree can also be customized, keeping in view the needs of farming. This solar tree intelligence of things can also be used. Also, CCTV surveillance can be installed, with the help of which the fields can be monitored. At the same time, the land can be ascertained with the help of real-time moisture, wind speed, rain projection, and analytics sensors in farming.
CSIR-CMERI, along with the solar tree, has also developed e-Suvidha Kiosks, which can be connected to solar trees in real-time for agricultural databases and ENAM as well. This will help create quick and real-time access to the integrated online market.
Harnessing solar energy with agriculture:
The Government of India has launched the Kusum scheme for harnessing solar energy. The objective of the scheme is to replace all diesel pumps with solar pumps. Under the scheme, additional power generated in solar energy will be procured by the State Governments.
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