Off-grid solar power system in Rajasthan, India : Benefaction for children´s rights to education

University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för ekonomi och teknik (SET); Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för ekonomi och teknik (SET); Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för ekonomi och teknik (SET)

Author: Mattias Ragnarsson; Kim Sjögren; Daniel Linde; [2014]

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This Bachelor’s thesis, financed by scholarships, companies and private individuals, was made as a part of the Energy engineering program at Halmstad University. It investigates the possibilities of solar power plants in India and how it is implemented in reality. The project was made in cooperation with the charity organization AVI, (Adventures and Volunteering in India) and during two months an off-grid solar power plant were installed at their boarding house in Kanwar Pura, India. The boarding house will be home for children during their education. Research of the Indian market and the first system design was made prior to our journey. The solar plant package was bought from an Indian company, Nordic India Solutions. Once the delivery arrived on site, the practical work begun. With help from the company a complete system was successfully installed. The Indian conditions are beneficial for solar power and since 2010 the market has grown rapidly. The National Solar Mission is one of the reasons for this development. Solar power has great preconditions and has a big part in Indian development, towards higher living standards and a decreasing use of coal.

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