Busting The Myths Of Solar Panel On Mini House Wheel…
With all the typical household electrical appliances – a small house on wheels aims on busting the myths of uncap abilities of rooftop solar panels. This solar bus will be carrying all sought of electrical devices found commonly in any house like power saving LED, refrigerator, washing machine, charging points, mixer grinder and even air conditioner. Although, the outside temperature crosses beyond 40 degrees Celsius, but the inner ambience has a soothing effect.
The mini house bus,which is named as ‘The Solar comet’ was flagged off on for 20 day tour on World Environment day. According to Pujarini Sen, climate and energy campaigner this project visualizes a 2 kilowatt rooftop panel running all sought of appliances along with air conditioner and refrigerator. The biggest turnover point of this mini house bus is its running cost. Many people think, the installation of solar power to be an expensive chore, but this myth was soon broke down since when the cost came down from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 50,000. By 2020 and 2025 the official target in Delhi is to reach 1,000 MW and 2,000 MW respectively for solar installations. On the contrary, by December 2016 only 35.9 MW has been installed.
Even though after discussing all the benefits, Delhiites haven’t really shown a positive response towards it. The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) offers 30% national incentive for solar power installation and also allows consumers to sell excess electricity produced in the main grid.
“One can even break their investment in four to five years. The solar panel has 25 years of life span with low maintenance” Sen said. He even gave an example of Pankaj Rajpal, a senior citizen who managed to reduce the expenses from Rs. 85,000 to Rs. 12,000 p/m by installing 5KW solar system in hi Kailash Colony residence
Sen, even gave the solution for the one who faces roof rights problems living in the apartment. He suggested RWA’s to install a common solar power system in a particular reachable area.