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Solar Power Technologies- Feasibility Assessment: Northern parts in Kerala
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Dr Valsamma KM
— Clearness Index. Global Solar Radiation, Singularity exponents, Multi-scaling, Power Generation, Solar Concentra tion, Wavelet Transform Modulus Maxima.
Solar power technology is the buzz word of the today's world. It takes a receptive and competitive ambience to build upon appropriate technologies that will result in proper utilization of solar energy that can be harvested from different fields. Solar occupies the centre stage in among the mature renewable technologies, and has literally taken the energy landscape by storm and thanks to this fact the impact is visible. This paper focuses on a detailed feasibility study of solar radiation resource assessment covering the northern part of Kerala, based on data collected from places as different and diverse as Calicut, pookode, Edakkal, kasaragode, and wayanadu. The objectives of the assessment were: to assess the possibility of implementation of solar energy conversion techniques, to evaluate the challenges of resource limitation and associated economic disadvantages and to assess the efficiency to help design an optimized system with low build cost and specialized materials. The analysis has been carried out based on daily solar irradiance and clearness index obtained from various Meteorological department sources. An overview of four solar power technologies (Parabolic trough collector, Heliostat Field Central Receiver System, Parabolic Dish Collector Technology, & Computed Linear Fresnel Reflector) is given in this study. As a first step, solar irradiance variation and other climatic parameters over various locations have been recorded. So also, the monthly data. The transition of day light hours and seasonal changes were noted. A brief discussion of the primary mechanism of all the four Solar power technologies for concentrating sunlight, comes under the remit of this paper. The proposed technology suitable for the specific part of the state / location is also discussed. The site specific finding shows that CSP application is a promising solution for the problems besetting the energy landscape.
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