Preserving Solar Energy for a Better and Brighter FutureSolar energy is paving the way for a greener and cleaner India.
As corporations around the globe modernise together and towards a brighter future, they steadily rely on renewable energy to lead the way. Not only do these resources provide the promise of a better future but they also encourage sustainable development. And, solar power represents the best way forward. An inexhaustible source, solar energy is vastly in excess and is expected to become an increasingly attractive source of energy in the 21st century.
There is enormous potential for harnessing solar energy, especially since solar power is non-polluting, which sets it apart from nonrenewable energy sources such as fossil fuels, petroleum, and natural gas. Unfortunately, even though solar energy is free, the high cost of collecting, converting, and storing it limits its use in many places.
In this article, let us take a closer look at how solar energy has the power to transform the manufacturing industry and bring us toward a greener future.
The Uses of Solar Energy
In the year 2018, India emitted 2,251 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide from energy use only, and since then this number has only increased. This is where the use of renewable resources comes into the picture. Not only are they beneficial in reducing the carbon footprint of manufacturing industries by lowering emissions, but they are also sustainable in the long run. The applications of solar energy have grown in popularity in recent years, with increasing awareness of the environmental and financial benefits of solar energy. An increasing number of industries are opting for efficient energy processes and meeting renewable energy targets in a quest to achieve green factories.
Solar energy can be used to generate heat for a wide range of industrial applications, such as water desalination, enhanced oil recovery, food processing, chemical production, and mineral processing, to name a few. Advancing solar technologies for industrial applications can help us meet our green energy goals while also helping towards creating a carbon-free industrial sector. Generating electricity through solar power can also help manufacturing units in cutting down financial cost, through minimum expenditure on fuel and minimum cost of maintenance.
Critical Factors For Implementing Solar Panels
These factors play a keen role in the efficiency of solar panels, and must be taken into consideration for optimum performance of these panels. To fully benefit from the sun’s rays, the solar panels must be installed with certain factors in mind:
Correct consideration of these factors will aid in ensuring that they produce the most energy by being exposed to the most intense solar radiation for the longest period of time. These solar panels also require frequent maintenance. Solar panels are extremely durable, with warranties lasting 15 to 25 years. Cleaning solar panels is necessary to maximise the amount of light available for conversion into electrical power. Physical inspections on a regular basis can help solar panels absorb light more effectively, and generate optimum energy. By installing and updating to the latest renewable technology, as seen in our on-site solar panel and CNG installations at Bidadi, factories can impact the environment around them in tremendous ways.
Benefits of Solar Energy to Manufacturers
Harnessing solar power presents quite a few benefits to companies and manufacturers. These include:
1-A fixed-cost energy alternative solution with a 25-30 year lifespan.
2-Energy bills are more predictable resulting in lower overheads.
3-Maintenance of solar power plants is less expensive than the costs of fuel and upkeep of its nonrenewable counterparts.
4-Reduces reliance on oil, coal, and natural gas in processes.
The negative effects of fossil fuels are well-known, they emit harmful emissions that degrade air, water, and soil quality and contribute to global warming. The sun's abundant energy is an endless source of energy that does not deplete the ozone layer. Since companies are now also looking for suppliers and manufacturers with low carbon emissions, industrial solar energy systems are an investment in the planet's future.
The HCCB Way
At HCCB, we are committed to doing our greenest for the planet. We have widened our efforts to reduce agricultural waste by using it to produce energy, some of the other clean energy initiatives taken by us are:
1-We power 50% of our manufacturing operations with green and clean energy.
2-Select HCCB plant locations are fitted with solar panels for on-site power generation.
3-The majority of our factories are 100% LED lit.
4-We have started using solar prism technology for indoor lighting.
Our combined efforts echo India’s growing national commitment to mother Earth. We are inspired by India and invested in preserving its natural resources, our efforts will continue in this vein until we achieve total sustainability of operations. Through our commitment to reducing global warming, and combined efforts toward renewable and clean energy, HCCB has reached the halfway mark, and we plan to do better every single year.