Engineering students in Kolkata create device for 24×7 solar power

By Debjoy Sengupta, ET Bureau | Dec 23, 2016

While battery manufacturers and solar power companies are struggling to develop batteries that would be cheap, smaller in size and can store power for days, an engineering college in Kolkata has devised a combo of solar based generation and power storage system that can supply power perpetually 24 hours a day all through the year at a fraction of conventional battery cost. It is scalable to any size and are suited for any hilly area as well as multi storeyed buildings. A 100 kilowatt pilot proje ..

“The system is hugely scalable. It can be set up on a building that can generate 100 watt or more throughout the day to even a few megawatts at fraction of battery costs,“ said SP Gon Choudhury , Chairman of Renewable Energy College in Kolkata.

“We are in talks with the centre for funding the project,“ he said.  The system consists of a solar pump ­ basically solar modules that would generate power during day and run a water pump. It also consists of two water tanks at t ..