Solar Greenhouses in Tamil Nadu – Implementation & Challenges
Delivering low-cost, high-impact solar solutions that transform lives at the bottom of the pyramid
A demo of how the team from Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) went about implementing the ambitious Tamil Nadu CM’s solar greenhouse scheme, for houses and streetlights. This program intends to create 300,000 such homes
Use of Smart Power Conditioning Units that charge batteries from the grid only on rainy or cloudy days
Technical specifications for solar panels, LED lights and cluster streetlights
Innovative use of IT to ensure efficiency of delivery and quality
Efficient use of remote monitoring
Details of technology & operational challenges faced
Innovative concepts designed to overcome challenges
Lessons learned and the way forward
Conducted by: The Solar Greenhouses session will be conducted by TEDA along with technical experts from IITs and companies involved in this program.
Solar PV Rooftop Systems – Policies, Technologies, Operational Clarifications
This is a pioneering ‘rent-a-roof’ model, where the owner of a roof may rent it out to a project developer who will put up the solar power plant and sell the electricity to the grid. Directed by SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India), this has the potential to significantly accelerate adoption of large-scale rooftop solar in India.
What you will learn
Details on MNRE’s rooftop scheme – financial incentives to abate diesel consumption
International experiences in solar rooftops
Perspectives from Developers shortlisted for projects in Chennai
Whom you will learn from
The session fill feature expert speakers from
Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)
Conducted by:The workshop will be conducted by an MNRE team led by Dr Ashvini Kumar, Director of both MNRE and SECI.
Solar Purchase Obligations – Concepts & Guidance
An in-depth walkthrough on SPO with a focus on Tamil Nadu Solar Policy
Concept, Motivation and Reasons for SPO
How is the SPO in Tamil Nadu different from SPO in the rest of country?
Who are the obligated entities?
Avenues to satisfy SPO – details will be provided on all the prominent avenues
Generation and consumption through captive rooftop solar power plants
Fully owned rooftop power plants
Leased rooftop power plants
Rooftop power plants under the BOO (Build Own Operate) model
Generation and consumption through captive power plants off the premises and power wheeled to premises
Consumption through PPAs with third party solar power plants
Through purchase of RECs
Next steps for satisfying SPO
Types of companies providing SPO support
Rooftop solar power plants and SPO
Private solar power plants and SPO
Solar RECs and SPO
Conducted by:The SPO Workshop will be conducted by SunEdison, a global leader in solar PV power plants.
Implementing Solar PV Power Plants in India – An Overview
Energy Alternatives India is one of India’s foremost consulting and research firms in Solar Energy. Together with business and technical experts, they will conduct a classroom session program that provides inputs and perspectives on the solar PV sector in general and solar PV power plants in specific. Their workshop includes:
National and State Solar Policies – Salient features, comparisons, and pros and cons of national (JNNSM) and state (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu) solar policies
Business models – Examination of various alternatives such as Build Own Operate (BOO), Build Own Transfer (BOT), Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT)
Financing – Discussion on bilateral and multilateral financing, project financing, and making your project bankable
Land selection – Analysis of critical factors such as proximity to evacuation points
Technology choices – Elaboration and analysis of the various technologies available at the inverter level (String vs. Central) and panel level (Thin film vs. Crystalline)
Approvals – Discussion on the number and scope of clearances required from various government departments
Certifications – Interpreting the certifications, standards, and ratings of various components in your power plant
Choosing an EPC – Factors to consider and examination of liability clauses in contracts
Conducted by:The workshop will be conducted by Energy Alternatives India.
Implementing a Large-scale Rooftop Solar Power Plant
L&T’s first grid-connected solar photovoltaic power system in association with Sharp Corporation (Japan) on the rooftop of its buildings at L&T campus in Chennai is the largest such power system in operation since 2009 in India.
L&T has tried to introduce a number of innovations in this project, including the use of multiple technologies, in both panels and in balance of systems:
Unique system configuration
CdTE Thin film
CIGS Thin film
Detailed demo The L&T expert team will be providing a one hour demonstration of this pioneering project, comprising the following:
The background of the project and how L&T approached it as a pilot project
Significance of its tie-up with a world leader (Sharp)
Details on the approach to design of this rooftop power plant
Obstacles that were faced and how they were overcome
Technology test-bed adaptation details
Details on their latest extended efforts on micro-grid implementation
Conducted by: A workshop demonstrating the learnings from real-life implementation by L&T.
High Performance MW Scale Grid Connected Power Plants
India has about 1200 MW of grid connected utiliity scale solar power plants currently, but will be having orders of magnitude higher scales within the next few years. This workshop will demonstrate the critical parameters for designing and operating high efficiency MW scale SPV power plants
Importance of design
Parameters to select panels and the BoS (specifically inverters)
O&M challenges and solutions to overcome these challenges
Availability and Use of SPV Power Plant Monitoring Systems
Interested in attending the workshop?, Talk to Sindhu-8489663663 / SMS “W13″ to 8489 663 663
WHEN will these workshops be conducted?
The Solar Workshops @ RENERGY 2013 will be conducted on all three days of the event – May 9-11, 2013. The workshops will be conducted on all days post the lunch networking session. Please see the Event Schedule for more details.
Each of the 6 workshop sessions will have a duration of approximately one hour.
WHO will conduct these workshops?
Other than TEDA and EAI, these workshops will be conducted by leading Indian and global solar EPCs, developers and technical consultants. More details on this will follow soon.
WHAT is unique about these workshops?
One, this is the first time a mainstream renewable energy conference comprises so many workshops at one place. Two, instead of one company conducting the workshops, we will have 5-6 different companies conducting the various workshops. Thus, delegates have access to expertise and talent from many companies.
WHERE will the workshops be conducted?
These workshops will be conducted as part of the RENERGY Conference, at the Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai. The workshop will be conducted in the same halls where the rest of the conference sessions are conducted.
HOW can I register for these workshops?
To register for these workshops, talk to Sindhuja 08489663663, send an SMS to her with W13′in text, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT is the fee for these workshops?
The workshops are part of the RENERGY 2013 Conference. Anyone who is a delegate for the conference can attend the workshops.
The fee for the conference is Rs 5000 (excluding service tax). The fee includes your admission to workshop and to all the other sessions (networking and expert sessions) at the conference. The fee also includes lunch, tea and coffee for all three days.