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Case study 9 September, 2019 Battery / Energy StorageInverters / Power ComponentsSolar PV Agriculture Stand alone

Studer Innotec – Rural Electrification of Pasanga (India)

Who, What & Where

  • Studer Innotec
  • Rural Electrification of Pasanga
  • Pasanga, India

The Company

Studer Innotec is a manufacturer of inverters and MPPT solar charge controllers for off grid and solar hybrid systems.

The Challenge

Far away from the grid in the Gumla district, Jharkand, India, lies the village Pasanga. As the transmission line for the national grid is far away, an off-grid solar system was the answer for powering the village’s rice hullers (agricultural machines that remove the outer coat of the rice) as well as irrigation pumps and household lighting.

Renewable Solution

Commissioned in 2016, this off-grid system of 24.3kW supplies 30 of the village houses with electricity as well as irrigation pumps and agricultural machines.

The power is distributed through transmission cables without any loss. All connected houses have an individual smart meter that registers their energy consumption.

Each energy unit has a fixed price and the consumers pay in advance, on a monthly basis their estimated energy consumption.

Other village houses may also join the local network once they pay the minimum charge fee.

For this installation, it was vital to find inverter/chargers that could provide uninterrupted power with high surge handling capacity and high efficiency. As our XTH 8000-48 in the Xtender series with a surge capacity of 21kVA.

Project Outcome

The village enjoys access to energy through a stand-alone system that provides them with power whenever they need it.

The smooth operating system is free from pollution and provides the village with independent energy.