Bhubaneswar, July 25 (LocalWire): Solar energy generation in state-run Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency has slacked slightly following rains due to the low pressure over regions around West Bengal, deputy director (technical) Ashok Choudhury, today said.
‘The minimum intensity of light required by solar cells to generate solar energy is called insolation.
In Odisha, the minimum solar insolation is 4-5 KWH/sqm which generates 18-19% energy.
When the insolation reduces further, the energy generation goes down to 12-14%,’ Choudhury said.
The agency allots different kinds of installations for different projects like offbeat projects, roof top and solar pump projects.
Rainfall never disrupts the energy generation process as the cells require the solar light and not the temperature to work.
The cells also don’t get affected by the rainwater as they are designed for outdoor purposes.
‘We receive 300 days of clear sky annually.
If 1 KW solar panels generating 4-5 KWH energy are used, we manage to generate around 1200KWH solar energy in a year,’ Choudhury said.
OREDA works for popularizing the use of renewable energy resources in the state.
Its solar power department promotes green energy and spreads awareness on benefits of solar energy by converting solar energy to electrical for secondary storage.