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Impediments Of Utility Scale Solar Plants


As a renewable and green energy source, the only limitation of solar power is our ability to turn it into usable electricity in an efficient and cost-effective way.

India is seeing a surge in the solar energy projects and usage and although it certainly is a positive and definite step towards a sustainable energy future, it does require trategic prepardness.

Let us examine the growing concerns over large-scale solar projects,.Right from from mining of minerals for panels and batteries to leaving large swathes of land deprived of sunlight and water for decades, to impacts its on livelihoods, the concern is serious and threat, real!

Many critics point out that local realities are usually ignored while selecting sites for large solar farms.Landless labourers and others depending on unclaimed or common land or their livelihoods are neither informed or consulted before a solar project is set up nor are they compensated for their losses.

Experts say that by taking away common lands from pastoral communities and by destroying arid and semi-arid ecosystems and traditional water-conservation techniques developed and practised over centuries, large solar power plants are given a free pass in the name of reducing carbon emissions.

Large solar power plants need atleast 7,000 to 20,000 litres of water per megawatt per wash and a wash is needed at least twice a year.

And since most of the utility scale solar plants are located in arid and semi-arid ecosystems, they add to the water stress of local regions. Solar power plants also require an average of five acres per megawatt, and are hence also land-intensive sources of energy, said experts.

“Utility-scale solar power plants can thus have serious effects on local economies and the environment.From elevating local temperature to adding to the water stress and occupying crop or grazing lands, solar power plants remain paradoxical solutions that cause more problems than they solve unless they are subject to public critique and stringent environmental due diligence.

When the common land is taken away from pastoral communities and the arid and semi arid ecosystems and traditional water-conversation techniques are destroyed to give a free pass to utility scale plants, the ecological and socioeconomic balance is disturbed.

There are however many wholistic ways to make the transition to renewable energy while avoiding the mistakes made with large-scale conventional power.Roof top solar panels for instance make more sense as they are less prone to dust, don’t require extra land and have a longer shelf life.The rooftop solar panels are not only convenient, they are now easily afforadable.

The As a professionally managed and technologically advanced Solar EPC Company, Frittsolar provides turnkey, capex free energy solutions to homeowners, business owners, government establishments, institutes and commercial establishments.

Turn key solar panel company, Frittsolar believes that distributed energy or rooftop solar is going to play a major role in the future energy systems. We have built a team of experts who have deployed close to 1 GW of solar projects across the country. With our experience we help clients pick the right products. Solar is a 25 year investment and choosing the right components is the first step to ensure that the plant will actually run for that long.

For solving the financing problem, Frittsolar has partnered with various financial institutions and HNI’s to provide our clients with tailor made solutions like Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) and Easy Monthly Installments (EMI).

We believe that by integrating our technical expertise with innovative financing products we are able to offer clients risk free solar solutions that can provide them with very high return on their investment.