World’s Largest Solar Tree in India
The CSIR-CMERI operating under the Ministry of Science and Technology has developed world largest solar tree. The tree has an annual capacity of generating 12,000 to 14,000 units of Clean and Green power.
The Solar Tree has been designed in such a way that maximum exposure of each Solar Photo Voltaic Panel is achieved. There are a total of 35 Solar PV panels in each tree. Each panel has a capacity of 330 watt-power. The arms holding the solar PV panels are adjustable and are placed in an inclined position to the arms holding them. This feature is not available wit the roof mounted solar panels.
The cost of a solar tree is Rs 7.5 lakhs. The interested MSMEs can align with Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha (PM KUSUM) to develop renewable energy based grids.
One solar tree can reduce ten to twelve tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. Also, the surplus power from these trees can be fed to the energy grids. It has the capability to incorporate with Internet of Things based features. This includes wind speed, real-time humidity, rainfall prediction and soil analytics sensors. Solar trees are a leap towards making carbon negative India.