The Alternative Energy Sources of Rajalakshmi Engineering College is made for proper implementation and efficient utilization of renewable energy sources in such a systematic way so as to minimize its impact on the environment. An alternative Energy source offers the opportunities for student’s community to engage in initiatives for contributing to environmental protection.
Ours is an Energy shortfall solar PV system.
Solar PV system is designed for automatic operation with no need for user interaction. In the case of main grid supply failure, the inverter will be automatically and immediately disabled. This is known as anti-islanding. Once the power has been restored, the inverter will be automatically re-enabled.
Solar Panel Specifications:-
Solar PV System capacity-61.75 KW
Type of System-On-grid solar power generating system
Total number of modules-190 Nos
Single PV module capacity-325Wp
Total number of strings-10 Nos/Each string has connected 19 nos panels in series.
Total number of Inverter-1 No
Inverter capacity/make-50 KW/Delta
In REC, kitchen waste is used to generate thermal energy for cooking and heating.The bio-gas produced from food waste, decomposable organic material and kitchen waste, consisting of methane and a little amount of carbon dioxide is an alternative fuel for cooking gas (LPG). The bio gas plant is set up to operate for 50 KG waste.
Kitchen waste is processed and moistened to produce a suspension that subsequently undergoes a fermentation process. Fermentation produces biogas – a valuable energy source – that is desulphurised by biological means. Also, the waste materials can be disposed off efficiently without any odour or flies and the digested slurry from the bio-gas unit can be used as organic manure in the garden. The major components of the bio-gas plant are a digester tank, an inlet for feeding the kitchen waste, gas holder tank, an outlet for the digested slurry and the gas delivery system for taking out and utilizing the produced gas.
Led Bulbs are used to save energy upto 90% of electrical power and highly illuminated and efficient when compared to radiant light bulbs. They are highly efficient. LED bulbs are used in various places in the college for achieving proper lightings. The CFL fittings with higher rating wattage are replaced with LED fittings with lower wattage with the same luminous level .They are used in large numbers in Admin office, reception, seminar halls and corridors. LED lights are fitted on the roof walls in all the places.