Trivandrum: In a classic example of harnessing solar energy for industrial purposes, Mitraa Samyoga Energy Pvt. Ltd., an industrial entity under Noorul Islam Group of Institutions has established a 220 KW solar power plant at NIMS Medicity, their 1,000 bedded super specialty hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.
Electricity generated from the solar plant, sprawling over 22,000 sq. ft. area in the 20 acres hospital campus will be used to power the cardiac catheterization lab, making it Asia’s first Green Cardiac Catheterization Lab.
Interacting with the media, M Faizal Khan, MD of NIMS Medicity said, “The power generated by our solar panels is directly interfaced with the power grid in the hospital. When the power demand goes up, it automatically takes the balance energy from the grid without any interruption and switch over. Even if the grid fails, the generator back up is fed into the system so totally un-interrupted and highly reliable power is provided to the cath lab.”
The technology used by Mitraa Samyoga was developed under the guidance of Dr. G Madhavan Nair. The technology enables direct connection of solar power to the grid eliminating the need for storage batteries. This reduces the overall cost of investment and maintenance.
In his remarks, Dr. Madhavan said, “The system has been designed so as to tap the last watt of power available from the Sun. Overall delivery efficiency is better under this mechanism, compared to many other existing ones. The system is triple redundant so as to avoid any power failure in a critical place like Cath Lab.” He also added that the Government should encourage PPP model ventures to set up alternate energy sources and this would help solve the power crisis in Kerala which is highly dependent on hydel power.
Mitraa Samyoga Energy Pvt. Ltd. is focused on providing renewable and green energy solutions for industrial purposes and would foray into solar energy consulting and implementation for large scale industrial requirements. The venture has completed work on 250 KW of the planned 500 KW solar plant being set up in their campus by Gensol Solar.
Neeraj Ramachandran Nair, Director Operations of Mitraa Samyoga and Anmol Jaggie, MD of Gensol Solar Pvt. Ltd. were also present.
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