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Solar Power-A single solution for Power sector issues??

: Solar power curtailment in Tamil Nadu is mostly due to Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) opting to buy cheaper power from the exchanges at Rs 3/kwh rather than paying Rs 7.01/kwh to independent producers/developers with whom it has signed agreements, according to a report by Mercom Capital Group. Curtailment refers to energy produced that is not taken up by the grid. The average market clearing price in July was just Rs. 2.16 on the Indian Energy Exchange, a 7 per cent drop month-over-month, the research firm said in its India Solar Quarterly Market Update. Spike in generation The increase in renewable energy addition has caused some solar power curtailment issues in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu where discoms (distribution companies) have flouted the ‘must run’ status of solar power, thereby negatively affecting developers, as per the report. Mercom said the problem was more pronounced in Tamil Nadu, especially in high wind energy density areas when wind and sola…

Energy Conservation in fans using inverter technology

Inverter technologyuses a variable speed compressor motor similar to a car. It simply slows down and speeds up as needed to hold a selected comfort setting.Inverter technologyprovides a more precise room temperature without the temperature fluctuations of fixed speed systems. Air Conditioners are a pain point for most people in our country who are concerned about their electricity bills. The moment an air conditioner is added to the list of appliances used in a household, the electricity bills increase significantly. Although it is difficult to significantly reduce the “big” impact of an air conditioner on your electricity bills, but still some of it can be managed by choosing the right technology, doing the right installation/maintenance/operation and by doing the right insulation of the room where the air conditioner is used (more details in our articles listed at the end of this article). When it comes to technology, there were not many available till sometime back. When BEE activel…