Elscint, recently carried out another green initiative by purchasing a electric cargo three wheeler for its material movement. It is a battery operated vehicle which will be used for transporting material to and from nearby vendors. Presently, a diesel powered vehicle was being used for this purpose. Using a battery operated electric vehicle will insure that there is almost zero pollution and emissions. Noise of the vehicle is also negligible.
Further, as Elscint already has a 25 KVA solar power plant on its premises which takes care of 80% of its power requirements, the charging too will be mostly through solar power. Through the solar plant, any excess power generated, is transferred to the electricity grid. Solar energy is, simply, energy provided by the sun. This energy is in the form of solar radiation, which makes the production of solar electricity possible.
Electricity can be produced directly from photovoltaic, PV, cells. (Photovoltaic literally means “light” and “electric.”) These cells are made from materials which exhibit the “photovoltaic effect” i.e. when sunshine hits the PV cell, the photons of light excite the electrons in the cell and cause them to flow, generating electricity. n use, solar energy produces no emissions. One megawatt hour of solar electricity offsets about 0.75 to 1 tonne of CO2.
Solar energy is not only sustainable, it is renewable and this means that we will never run out of it. It is about as natural a source of power as it is possible to generate electricity. The creation of solar energy requires little maintenance. Once the solar panels have been installed and are working at maximum efficiency there is only a small amount of maintenance is required each year to ensure they are in working order.
They are a silent producer of energy. There is absolutely no noise made from photovoltaic panels as they convert sunlight into usable electricity. During operation solar electricity power plants produce zero emissions.