Solutions: Renewable Energy Division


MEPiCON Group, to provide the SOLUTION over issue with conventional solar system, has developed following modern solar power smart technologies in past 10 years: Hi-performance Solar PV Modules (Poly & Mono both types) suitable to operate in hot & humid environment with life of 30 years with German Technology. Hybrid Solar Inverter with MPPT Technology and Smart Intelligent System to manage Electrical Power from 3 different Sources – Grid, Diesel Generator & Solar Power Plant, and supply the desired, required and correct electrical power to the Load. • Improvised conventional Lead-Acid Battery with Advanced Technology of Sealed VRLA type construction using AGM to increase Life of Battery to 6 years, against Old design that gives 3 years; using a recombination reaction to prevent hydrogen and oxygen gases escaping and make this two gases into water, which can keep acid water in same level. • Maintenance free. No need to add water like flooded battery. Hi-tech Solar Batteries (LiION) for FAST Charging in 4-6 hours, then supply the Stored Electricity for Back-up Time Period of 15 to 18 Hours.

FLOATING SOLAR SYSTEM: Why Floating Solar System is becoming Popular & Useful year by year? There are several reasons for this development:

  1. No land occupancy: the main advantage of floating PV plants is that they do not take up any land, except the limited surfaces necessary for electric cabinet and grid connections. Their price is comparable with land based plants, but they provide a good way to avoid land consumption.
  2. Installation and decommissioning: floating PV plants are more compact than land-based plants, their management is simpler and their construction and decommissioning straightforward. The main point is that no fixed structures exist like the foundations used for a land-based plant so their installation can be totally reversible.
  3. Water saving and water quality: the partial coverage of basins can reduce the water evaporation. This result depends on climate conditions and on the percentage of the covered surface. In arid climates such as parts of India this is an important advantage since about 30% of the evaporation of the covered surface is saved. This may be greater in Australia, and is a very useful feature if the basin is used for irrigation purposes.
  4. Cooling: cooling the floating structure is simple. Natural cooling can be increased by a water layer on the PV modules or by submerging them, the so-called SP2 (Submerged Photovoltaic Solar Panel). In these cases the global PV modules efficiency rises thanks to the absence of thermal drift, with a gain in energy harvesting up to 8-10%.
  5. Tracking: a large floating platform can be easily turned and can perform a vertical tracking:[ this can be done without wasting energy and without the need for a complex mechanical apparatus as in land-based PV plants. Equipping a floating PV plant with a tracking system costs little extra while the energy gain can range from 15 to 25%.]
  6. Storage opportunity: the presence of water naturally suggests using gravity energy storage mainly in the coupling with hydroelectric basins. However other possibilities have been explored and in particular compressed-air energy storage systems have been suggested.
  7. Environment control: algal blooms, a serious problem in industrialized countries, may be reduced. The partial coverage of the basins and the reduction of light on biological fouling just below the surface, together with active systems can solve this problem. This is only a part of the more general problem of managing a water basin generated by industrial activities or polluted by them.
  8. Efficiency improvement: Many studies claim that solar panels over water are more efficient. The energy gain reported range from 5 to 15%.