Krishi VaartaKrishi Jaagran
Plant solar powered trees to generate free electricity
Solar panels cannot be placed anywhere as they are huge. To overcome this problem, scientists from the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) in Durgapur have developed a 'Solar power tree'. This solar power tree can be planted in a limited space and helps to achieve free electricity throughout.
The CMERI, which was part of the Ministry of Science, displayed the 'Solar power tree' at the 106th Indian Science Congress held in Jalandhar. According to scientists, one Kilowatt of the solar tree is capable of running pumps on farms. Solar trees with one kilowatt can produce electricity in four-five rooms. The panel has been installed in such a way that the rays fall on this panel from all angles until the sun sets. A sensor has been installed in the solar tree, which lights the street lights in the night alone.
It can be easily planted in a square meter area. The solar tree with a kilowatt capacity is about 6 ft tall. It can contain four to five panels. As required, the length can be increased and more solar panels can be planted. The largest panel of 10 kilowatts requires a 20-foot 'solar tree'. Around 40 to 50 solar panels can be installed on this tree.
Sources - Krishi Jagran, 10 January 2019