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KREDL's Mannur Solar Park in Bijapur, Karnataka, and SunCarrier Omega.

Bengaluru, June 5 -- Taking a leaf out of Gujarat's 1500 hectare solar park, the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. (KREDL) is in the process of seeking the requisite State Government approval for a 1000 hectare solar park at Mannur village in Bijapur district on public-private partnership (PPP) model. According to the Chairman of KREDL, Mr. C.M. Nimbannavar, the Mannur site is ideal for the generation of 500 MW of solar power, given its almost 300 days of sunshine.

KREDL had already initiated measures to facilitate generation of 80 MW of solar power in Bijapur and Gulbarga districts, and is working on increasing solar power generation by 40 MW every year. Projects such as these would go a long way in bridging the electricity supply gap that is ailing Karnataka.

Key to the success of infrastructure projects of such importance is the selection of the appropriate technology and the right partners for the project. Establishment of smart grids, and deployment of highly efficient sun-tracking systems that generate almost 40% more electricity than similarly rated fixed solar arrays, are initiatives that augur well for such projects. The integration of large capacity energy storage systems into such projects further enhances the performance of the solar parks. SunCarrier Omega is one such partner that not only offers the requisite technology and products, but also has proven expertise in delivering pioneering sustainable energy projects.

SunCarrier Omega commissioned India's first commercial Net-Zero Energy Building, incorporating sun-tracking solar PV and vanadium redox flow battery technologies to create a grid-independent sustainable habitat. Energy generated by the sun-tracking SunCarrier solar PV systems feeds the lighting and air-conditioning load for the building, while also charging the large capacity Cellcube vanadium redox flow battery and energy management system. The Cellcube provides adequate power at nights and on days when the solar power generation is inadequate.

The SunCarrier Net-Zero Energy Building has been profiled by KREDL as an example of an Energy Conservation model ( that could be successfully adopted. SunCarrier Omega and its Net-Zero Energy Building also featured in the May-June 2012 issue of Southeast Asia Building, a Singapore-based trade magazine devoted to architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and facility management trends and industry related awards throughout the Southeast Asian region, Middle East, USA, and Europe.

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Date:Jun 5, 2012
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