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An Analysis on Solar Trackers a Potential Need for Future Solar Power Growth in India

Author(s):

Abhijit Kumar Bhagat , Chandradeep Solar Research Institute

Keywords:

Solar Tracking System, fixed tilt, stationary array, Single Axis Tracker, Dual Axis Tracker, Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

Abstract

The 2016 World Cities Report released by the economic and social affairs department of the United Nations states that the number of mega cities in India will go eight fold more from the current five by 2030. Delhi will continue to be the world's second most populous city adding 9.6 million people to its population. Currently, India has five mega cities with a population of over 10 million people. According to the report, the number of mega cities will go up to 41 with a population of 730 million people - 8.7 per cent of the world's population - by 2030. India, home to 18% of the world’s population, uses only 6% of the world’s primary energy. India’s energy consumption has almost doubled since 2000 and the potential for further rapid growth is enormous. India is set to contribute more than any other country to the projected rise in global energy demand, around one-quarter of the total. India’s power system needs to almost quadruple in size by 2040 to catch up and keep pace with electricity demand that – boosted by rising incomes and new connections to the grid – increases at almost 5% per year. An innovative and technological adaption for effective use of renewable energy sources while optimally tapping the available natural resources is one of the important factors for the environment as well as for sustainable business. This can be achieved by using proper solar tracking system; the generation will be improved roughly by 20% to 40% with incremental value of capital project cost. The aim of this paper is to suggest the maximum use of the solar energy through solar trackers for optimum generation and mainly focused on need for solar tracking system, major types and benefits associated with trackers in solar PV project.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I90118
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2016
Page(s): 141-144

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