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Educational Visit of India One Solar Thermal Power Plant

EDUCATIONAL VISIT OF INDIA ONE SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT-ABU ROAD, RAJASTHAN

DATE 02/03/2023
TIME 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM
ORGANISING INSTITUE Vidhyadeep Institute of Engineering and Technology
EVENT COORDINATOR(S) Mr. Divyesh Patel, Mrs. Arti Verma, Mrs. Rinkita Patel, Mrs. Reeya Patel, Mr. Ankit Oza, Mr. Paresh Kataria, Mr. Shashi Patel

 

Objective

To aware the civil engineering students about the use of solar energy for house and other purpose we arrange visit of INDIA ONE solar thermal power plant.

Details of the Program

“India One” is a 1 MW electrical Solar Thermal Power Plant with 16 hrs thermal energy storage allowing for round the clock operation. This captive power plant supplies power to Brahma Kumaris headquarters in Abu Road, Rajasthan with total capacity of 25,000 people.

India One” is a 1 MW electrical Solar Thermal Power Plant has been partly funded by Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Government of Germany within the bilateral “ComSolar” initiative, executed for them through the German development agency, GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India under R&D Scheme.

The Key Features

770 numbers of 60. square meter parabolic reflectors with unique static focus design, using special solar grade mirrors with 93% reflectivity and equipped with fully automatic dual axis tracking mechanism to adjust daily and seasonally, to the position of the Sun.

770 numbers of indigenously designed cast iron cavity receivers, generating directly superheated steam, up to 450 degrees Celsius temperature and 42 bar pressure. Due to the static design, receivers are cost effective and feature long lifetime with minimum required maintenance.

The 60m2 parabolic reflector by tracking the sun, concentrates the solar rays in the static cast iron receiver. Each receiver which is made out of 3 tons of cast iron acts as thermal energy storage for the night or partial cloudy condition. The cast iron core is surrounded by steam coil, which acts as steam generator by exchanging the heat from iron core to water. The high temperature steam runs through turbine connected to generator that produces electricity. “India One” is a captive, off-grid power plant providing power for Shantivan complex at Abu Road.

About 51 students and 7 faculties were visited this plant and the volunteers of brahmkuamari give us brief knowledge about the plant. Students get so much knowledge and shown the latest technique of solar thermal power plant.

 

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