Mumbai: Signet has introduced a unique
solution for rural electricity uses. Solar being the expensive it is not possible
for a villager to install it in his house & generate power. It is known that batteries
are taking over 40% of the cost of any solar system & is the only components needs
replacement of certain life.
Signet has suggested “Community electricity center” (CEC) for small villages. Where
in Panchayat’s office or a school roof top will be installed with Solar panel of
3 to 5 KVA, which will be treated as community electricity center. A villager can
bring his battery to get it charge a nominal cost & take battery home for using
it for 3-5 days for lights, fans etc. again he will bring it to CEC for charging
it & take it home.
A Govt. can donate some of used batteries being replaced by the state road transport
or police any of its department to the village, these batteries will be rejuvenated
by Signet-ETP the product & technology developed & owned by Signet. By such method
Govt. will be able to use scrape batteries for giving lights to the homes of many
Signet-ETP is well established product that enhances life of any lead acid battery,
it also rejuvenate the battery for more life after use. Several industries & dept.
like Railway, Power generation & transmission are using this technology which is
now extended to Solar battery application too.
The feasibility of the solar power generation
Community electricity Center
Applicability to the rural area of the solar BCS and feasibility. (Battery Charging
Battery charging station (BCS) will be configured by solar panel (PV arrays) and
a battery charger. Battery is connected to the charger with the parallel, and it
charges by the electric power generated by the solar power. A battery is usually
personal property, and customer carries battery to the 1 time on 4-5 day for charge
it to BCS. This help user not to invest & maintain solar system, at the same time
he has power for use.
The conceptual diagram of the figure solar BCS
Second hand Battery
Bank is more useful for connecting line to small village. People will not need to
carry heavy battery
Ø One or two large station for community charging system possible.
Ø Villagers need not buy the solar system but bring battery & get it charged, which
will give power for his utilities.
Ø Low maintenance low cost solution.
Ø Battery Life can be extended double with activation by Signet-ETP additive.
Ø It is most suitable for the electrification in the rural area where either electricity
has not reached or not available.
Ø Used batteries from Govt. can be rejuvenated with help of ‘Signet-ETP’ and Govt.
can be give as free for such application.
SHS (Solar house System) is suitable, and "community center electrification" compliments
the electrification of the home by BCS.