Forbes Solar, in association with AZUR Earth GmbH, Germany, is a revolutionary new solar technology project for Solar Cogeneration (Combined Heat and Power) Systems. It is a unique solution, wherein both electrical and thermal outputs are generated from a single solar collector. This system provides electricity that is grid synchronized and can be utilized for internal loads or a battery backup, and hot water that can be used for a range of processes It finds applications in process industries, hospitality, automobile industries and housing colonies.
We all agree that energy conservation has great potential. In fact, energy conservation
today is no longer an option; it is a must for survival; a much more powerful imperative.
Ever increasing prices and fast depleting reserves of fossil fuels make it necessary
to develop energy alternatives to meet growing energy demands. The Sun is an enormous
source of energy. Hence, renewable energy derived from it has gained focus.Solar
energy in the past decade has been mainly used in the off grid rural areas. The
National Solar Mission of India has proposed an installed base of 20,000 MW of solar
power systems as part of the Indian national action plan on climate change by 2022
and the energy conservation act of 2001.
Fully packaged solar combined heat and power
The Forbes Solar Cogeneration System (Patent pending) is a fully packaged solar
combined heat and power system specially designed to give both electrical as well
as thermal output from a single solar collector. This system
consists of two parabolic dishes mounted on a common two-axes
tracking system. The thermo-photovoltaic receiver consists of a very high efficiency
(35%) triple junction Gallium Arsenide(GA-As).
Why Forbes Solar CHP system?
- Free instantaneous heat and power in these times of exorbitant energy bills
- High and effective concentration ratio -1000x - that focuses the entire solar radiation
onto the heart of the system, which is the solar cell.
- Safety interlocks in case of overheating of cells
- 35% more output than the conventional PV system for the same area.
- Can be added as an auxiliary plant to the already connected grid for power and hot
- 20% lower land requirements, hence less space utilization in comparison with conventional
- No usage of conventional fossils, thereby reducing carbon footprints - a small step
towards saving the environment
- Government subsidy: MNRE provides capital subsidy for solar installations in India.