A technical talk on Solar PV Power and its Prospects

Start: 02-17-2017

Organised by Deparment of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Vadapalani Campus

A Technical Talk on Solar PV Power and its Prospects

Date:February 17, 2017

Venue: SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Vadapalani Campus

Mr.Saswat Das, Director of Sunmeister Energy PVT Ltd, was invited by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, to give a technical talk on “Solar PV Power and its Prospects” on 17th February. Mr.Saswat, started with the discussions on energy requirements, and their demands in India. 

He listed out the various methods such as grid connected solar system and hybrid solar system and also explained about the different types of panels such as Polycrystalline, Mono crystalline and thin film panel. Thin-film solar cells which are commercially used in several technologies, including cadmium telluride (CdTe), copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS), and amorphous thin-film silicon (a-Si, TF-Si) were also discussed by him. He gave the insights about the KAMUTHI Project in Tamil Nadu, which is the largest single setup solar power plant spread over an area of 10 sq. km. with production capacity of about 940 MW.

The challenges ahead of the solar PV industries in India were well defined by him. He gave his views about the installation procedures of PV panels to be followed in order to prevent damages during natural calamities. He also gave insights, into the major problems in solar power plants and stated the reasons for accidents due to batteries, substantial quality of wiring and loose contacts which results in short circuits. Thus he concluded his talk with emphasis on how every household should move towards rooftop solar power installations to become self sustainable and reduce load on the grid.