World’s Largest Solar Tree: By CSIR-CMERI

Published on September 01, 2020
Current Context: The CSIR-CMERI which comes under the Ministry of Science and Technology has developed and installed World’s Largest Solar Tree.
World’s Largest Solar Tree: By CSIR-CMERI
  • The installed capacity of the solar tree is 11.5 kWp.
  • Annually, it has the capacity to generate 12,000-14,000 units of clean and green power energy.
  • It is technically designed in a manner so that it gets maximum exposure to sunlight and by creating the least amount of shadow area beneath.
  • There are a total of 35 solar PV panels in each tree, each of them is exposed to max sunlight.
  • The solar tree is having adjustable arm holdings for solar PV panels and is placed in an inclined position. This adjustable arm holdings for solar PV panels are not available in roof-mounted solar panels.
  • The cost of the solar tree is Rs 7.5 lakhs and has vast application areas in agriculture in order to substitute price volatile fossil fuels.
  • One solar tree is capable to reduce about 10 tonnes of CO2 emissions and the surplus power from the solar tree can be fed to energy grids.
  • It is compatible with IoT (Internet Of Things) platform and includes features like CCTV surveillance, wind speed, real-time humidity and rainfall prediction and soil analytics as it is inbuilt with numerous sensors.

Question: 

Q.1 Which organisation developed World’s Largest Solar Tree?
a. Siemens
b. DRDO
c. IIT Kharagpur
d. CSIR-CMERI

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