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Roof Top Solar / Wind Hybrid Energy Plant at Poodoor Station on Kurnool-Mahbubnagar Section

South Central Railway has achieved a unique distinction for innovation and implementation of green initiatives o­n the Zone. As part of the same, fully integrated the state-of-the-art design 3KW Solar / Wind Hybrid Plant, has been provided at POODOOR station to meet the General Power Supply requirement of the station. Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway complimented Hyderabad Division for implementing this environmental friendly, renewable energy resource method to meet the day to day requirements of Poodoor Railway Station o­n Kurnool-Mahabubnagar section of Hyderabad Division.

This is unique system generates clean and renewable energy round the clock. 3 Wind Turbines unit is called 1 Mill and 3 such Mills are provided to make it 1.5 KW wind system and 3 high efficiency solar panels to make 1.5 KW. With this, total system of 3KW has been installed to generate Avg. 7 units per day from installation. The wind mills are designed with very low cut in wind speed of 4.5 mph i.e. 2 m/sec. the turbine are special galvanised G90 grade steel. This system has been provided with inverter and batteries to convert the DC generated power to AC power. The cost of the system excluding the battery is3.8 lakh for 3 KW Unit.

Other SalientFeatures of the System:

ØVery high renewable energy density per square foot.

ØScalable power generation with hybrid or solar.

ØPower generation starting at 2 m/sec. (4.5mph) wind speed.

ØDay time energy from the sun and wind.

ØNight time energy from the wind.

ØSilent operation and environmentally friendly.

ØMinimal running maintenance is required.

ØWithstand temperature ranges from -30C to 50C (-22F to 122F)

Ø1KW Load is connected o­n Station Platform

ØSouth facing of the panels for max MPTT (Maximum Power Point Tracking)

(M. Umashankar Kumar)
Chief Public Relations Officer

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