Solar Home Light System
Home lighting System are powered by solar energy using solar cells that convert solar energy (sunlight) directly to electricity. The electricity is stored in batteries and used for the purpose of lighting whenever required. These systems are useful in non-electrified rural areas and as reliable emergency lighting system for important domestic, commercial and industrial applications. The SPV systems have found important application in the dairy industry for lighting milk collection/ chilling centres mostly located in rural areas.
The Solar Home Lighting system is a fixed installation designed for domestic application. The system comprises of Solar PV Module (Solar Cells), charge controller, battery and lighting system (lamps & fans). The schematic of the HLS is given below. The solar module is installed in the open on roof/terrace - exposed to sunlight and the charge controller and battery are kept inside a protected place in the house. The solar module requires periodic dusting for effective performance.
The above systems are designed to give a daily working time of 3-4 hours with a fully charged battery. The system provides for buffer storage for 1-2 non-sunny /cloudy days.
Details of Various Models
|Models||System Capacity||No.of Lights||Tubular Battery|
|II||37 Wp||2 nos. – 9W CF Lamps||12V, 40 Ah|
|III||37 Wp||1 – 9W CFL + 20W DC Fan||12V, 40 Ah|
|IV||74 Wp||2 – 9W CFL + 20W DC Fan||12V, 75 Ah|
|V||74 Wp||4 nos. – 9W CF Lamps||12V, 75 Ah|