Wind Solar Hybrid - Booming Renewable power of future?

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Solar farms and wind farms are the major renewable power sources which produce power that is eco-friendly.

“India has more than 20 GW of solar power installations and over 30 GW of wind power installations by 2018.

The power evacuation infrastructure and land for these projects can be effectively utilised if it is converted to wind-solar hybrid projects by complementing with the other resource"

Let's consider, in India, wind generally blows from 3.30 p.m till around 2 a.m while solar generates power from 7.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

So what hybrid does is partially take care of this concern as power can be supplied from 7.30a.m. to 2 a.m.

Since renewables are already cheaper than coal power, this concern, when addressed, will boost the renewable energy sector.

Smart VAWT can be an effective co existent source which can function along with solar energy to boost power generation to a great extent in existing infrastructure.

Wind and Solar energy generation within a compact footprint create the greatest energy density (Energy/sq. Meter) of any product on the market.

Wind Solar Hybrid seamlessly integrates wind and solar energy generation in a single unit. This proves to be an effective solution in markets where the natural resources available for only wind or only solar energy generation do not justify the investment.

The energy payback time (EPBT) of a power generating system is the time required to generate as much energy as is consumed during production and lifetime operation of the system.

Solar PV panels have energy payback period of 1 to 4 years and assumed life expectancies of 30 years, 87% to 97% of the energy that PV systems generate won't be plagued by pollution, greenhouse gases, and depletion of resources. Other estimates also show solar is viable and have tremendous energy payback periods.

Modern wind farms have an energy payback time of 5–8 months.

Smart and Solar hybrid thus have extended payback periods generating power that can be utilised in various applications.

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