Use and models of available solar generators are briefed here.
A solar generator is a small capacity, stand alone SPV power system based on a PV array connected to a battery bank of appropriate size and an inverter of 12, 24 or 48 V.
Scope of solar generators
It is designed to supply power to limited loads such as lights, fans, credit card operating machines and personal computers for a period of two to three hours.
Life span and cost
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), GoI promotes four models of solar generators with capacities of 150, 350, 450 and 600 W. These are meant to replace the conventional small capacity petrol based generators that are used during routine load shedding periods in urban areas by shops, clinics and other small establishments. The cost varies from Rs. 3,500 to Rs. 1.45 lakh.
Source : Portal content team