Solar Power Solutions for Petrol Pumps
Petrol Pumps are often situated in outskirts of the main cities where power cuts are common. Pumps usually consume a lot of electricity as they have to function 24 Hours. Petrol Pumps in India often rely on diesel generators which are expensive and do not provide instant Backup. A 10 KVA Generator may take 1.5 Ltr of petrol per Hour! On the other hand, solar power comes at half the cost as it provides free solar electricity for 2 decades. Most petrol pumps, who install solar, recover the full cost of solar installation in less than 3 years!
Off Grid Solar Packages is very popular among petrol pump owners in India. The Package consists of solar PCU, Batteries and Solar Panels. Batteries store the solar energy generated by PV panel and provide 24X7 Back up to Petrol Pumps.
4 Types of Solar Solutions for Petrol Pumps
(1) Off Grid, Solar PCU for Petrol Pumps:
This is the most-suited solar solution for petrol pumps that are situated away from the main cities and face frequent power cuts because solar energy can be stored in batteries for later use. Off-grid solar package for petrol pumps consists of solar panels, battery bank, and Solar PCU which functions both as an inverter and charge controller.
(2) Converting Existing Inverter and Battery into Solar Power System:
If petrol pumps already have inverter and battery bank, then they can choose to make a solar system out of it by installing solar panels and solar charge controller. While solar panels make solar energy, the charge controller ensures that solar energy is utilized efficiently to charge batteries.