|GreenPower ™ Rural portable Generator:|
This product is designed to create localized electricity in villages in most simple & sustainable manner. It uses abundantly available local & natural Bio resources to create decentralized usable electricity in optimum quantity for the situation.
This energy can be utilized for
This technology has potential to trigger a Green Revolution of energy kind. It can catapult India towards energy self reliance. Up to 30000 MW of decentralized power can be created in villages through this device alone which is almost 25% of the available usable total power in India as on date.
After extensive research of more than 18 years, in developing foolproof adaptation methodologies & field trials, now various models of “MK Series” Rural generators are being launched in India by Green Energy Solutions, a Bangalore (India) based start up venture.
Interested individuals, social entrepreneurs, NGOs & various rural development agencies can reach us for further details.
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|The Technology (In nut shell):|
With one pair of healthy bullocks, power is sufficient for lighting 40-50 CFL of 20 Watts each or for charging rechargeable lanterns & batteries for off-line applications like TV, Computer, telemedicine etc.
India has the largest population of draught animals in the world (Approx. 88 Million).This localized resource is exhaustible and available resource with farmers, yet to be optimized properly.
|Animal data (In terms of present Contribution to National Economy):|
|Animal data in Power Terms:|
*Capacity of Animals vary according to breed & Health
|Source: Mc Dowell R.E(1975)- Report of NDRI,UNDP/UNESCO/ICAR Project/CARTMAN.|
Across the world, In fifty developing countries, which contain half of the total human population of the world, there is a heavy dependence on draught animals as an energy source. These animals are used for agriculture operations in 52% of cultivated areas of the world, as well as for hauling 25 million carts. This situation is likely to continue for at least another fifty years. The work performed annually by these draught animalswould require 20 million tons of petroleum, valued at US$6 billion, if it were performed by motorized vehicles. The application of improved technology and better management (i.e. through better feed and health services, and improved design of animal driven implements and carts) would generate sufficient benefits for the economy to justify the required investment. High priority should therefore be given to draught animal power in the economic development agenda.
|Frequently Asked Questions|
DRAUGHT ANIMAL DRIVEN
Q-1. What are the applications where the electricity from this GreenPower Generator can be used in rural situations ?
Ans: This energy can be utilized for
Q-2. How many Bullocks / other such work-animals required to drive the Generator?
Ans: The smallest system generates approx.1.2 KW -1.5 KW of electricity per hours up to 5-6 hours continuously which is sufficient to light 40-50 CFLs of 20 W each, at a time. It can run TV through battery, fans, lift water through pump, charge rechargeable lanterns & mobiles etc .
Q-4. How many hours continuous electricity can be produced by one pair of animals?
Q-5. How to get electricity when animal is not working in this system?
Ans: The moment animals stop moving, the machine stops producing electricity. So while animals are working for electricity generation, Storage battery needs to be charged for back up applications. Secondly, pattern of application of electricity is villages are not similar to cities & towns. 24 hours non-stop electricity is not the natural use pattern & necessity in villages.
Q-6. To drive animals in motion, will a person be required continuously?
Ans: No, in this generator, there is an automated system which takes care of animal motion as required by the machine to run properly, at that point of time. It is fitted with automatic audio alarms for breakdowns & emergency.
Q-7. If farmers start using bullocks for power generation in villages , then how farming will be done?
Ans: In Indian situation, farmers use animals in farming applications for maximum 90-100 days in a year. Rest 265-275 days they are sitting idle which is uneconomical and a burden on scarce resources of farmer. This is one of the main reasons, farmers’ lost interest in keeping animals round the year & started opting for rented tractors etc which further destroyed the rural ecosystem & entire life cycle. Now, with this GreenPower Rural Generator technology in place , same animal can be productive on daily basis, for generation of electricity.
Q-8. What is daily recurring cost for getting electricity out of this system?
Ans: It utilizes available local resource (Bullock Power) so recurring cost is zero.
Q-9. What is the recurring maintenance cost?
Ans: The generator is almost 100 % maintenance-free, if used as per guidelines.
Q-10. What are the other benefits of this technology ?
Ans: Benefits in brief:
Q-11.How will it help transform rural economy?
Ans: Animals are considered to be back bone of rural economy in India. With this technology in place, value of work animals will increase. It will add value & glamour to owners of animals as they will become owners of micro power plant. Kerosene usage will become a thing of past in villages. Once animals’ position is re-strengthened, villagers will be encouraged to use biogas for cooking as well. This will help resurrect & rehabilitate the rural economy to an extent. Organic manure (in place of chemical fertilizers) will rejuvenate soil adding to its productivity and yield. So the complete cycle will be restored. This will empower rural India, naturally !!
Note: Any new technology is always subject to apprehensions, questions & scrutiny. We invite and encourage meaningful questions to destroy the myth. For any further query related to application & impact of this GreenPower Rural Generator, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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