Solar Lanterns are a portable and cost-effective alternate for static lighting that runs on grid power. This way, solar lanterns can fulfill lighting needs in rural or semi-urban areas which are plagued by poor or intermittent power supply.
Liquefied Petroleum Gas, or LPG, which is the most common cooking fuel in India is a petroleum product whose price is always dependent on the price of crude oil. Vast populations of people in rural India do not have access to a LPG connection nor can they afford it. In some of these regions, grid power is also unreliable rendering electrical coil heaters of no use. In contrast, solar cookers are highly cost-effective in the long run; are affordable; and easily portable enabling quick and hassle-free cooking on the go.
The newness of mainstream consumer solar power poses a challenge. If you want to buy a car, for instance, there are plenty of people who’ve done it and can tell you how the process works. Putting solar panels on your roof costs as much as a car, but the cohort of experienced buyers is far, far smaller. The number of customers who have owned a solar system through its full lifecycle is even more limited.
The cost of solar keeps on falling and the number of installations keeps rising, so CityLab decided to chat with some solar experts to walk readers through the most important questions to consider before making the jump to solar energy.
Solar Pillars are a portable and cost-effective alternate for static lighting. This way, solar Pillars can fulfill lighting needs in rural or semi-urban areas which are plagued by poor or intermittent power supply.
Solar Pingu is a portable and cost-effective alternate for static lighting. This way, solar Pingu can fulfill lighting needs in rural or semi-urban areas which are plagued by poor or intermittent power supply.
Solar PV Home Lighting is emerging as the most efficient home lighting systems whenever or wherever grid power is unreliable. These systems use solar panels to convert solar energy into power that is then saved in rechargeable batteries for continuous use. The batteries can be used to power either DC or AC appliances depending on how it’s configured.
A Solar Water Heater is a Revenue-generating mechanism and a boon to home owners, not to mention the ecological benefits. Unlike grid power which can be costly, and regular geysers that require a lot of maintenance; a water heater that runs on solar power can save as much as 1200 units of grid power in a year, for an average family of 4 members. Contrary to popular misconceptions, a solar water heater can perform even on cloudy days as it captures the diffused solar radiation in the atmosphere. Maintenance of solar water heaters is also not very cumbersome or expensive, and companies like Bunt Solar provide life-long maintenance.