Omax Autos Limited a diverse engineering company with interests in automotive,engineering, railways supply and metals home furnishing has successfully commissioned the country’s first decentralised Solar Photovoltaic Rooftop power generation systems in industry of 2×100 kWp capacity.
..The systems were inaugurated by Deepak Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) at Omax Autos Limited facility.
..The systems have been provided 30% financial support by MNRE and installed on turnkey basis by Moserbaer Photovoltaic Ltd. Generated power is fed directly to the building level grid, avoiding need for any battery backup and associated maintenance. Each system is likely to result into an annual saving of around 40,000 liters of diesel, with associated reduction of carbon dioxide emissions to the tune of 2 million kg over a period of 20 years. A unique feature of the systems is synergistic working of solar, DG and grid power, with Solar Power whenever available, getting first priority of consumption over power generated through DG.
The government in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) has mentioned that off-grid decentralized and low-temperature applications will be advantageous from a rural electrification perspective and meeting other
energy needs for power and heating and cooling in both rural and urban areas. The mission also states repeatedly that promotion of other off grid solar applications would also be encouraged. This has been elaborated by ISA in its recent study on the Solar PV Industry in India that, though the global focus is on grid connected applications, the Indian context lends itself to a number of off grid applications due to the highly skewed nature of the energy demand between rural and urban India.