BANGALORE: The National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) on Friday launched its 500W Wind Solar Hybrid System to power standalone utilities in remote hamlets.
Speaking on the occasion, NAL director Shyam Chetty said it is the mandate of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research to spread technologies to rural areas.
“We have now successfully demonstrated that wind turbines made in India can perform far better than the ones from abroad. We are committed to taking the spin-offs in aerospace for the benefit of the people,” Chetty said. In his keynote address, executive director, Centre for Wind Energy Technology, Chennai, Dr S Gomathinayagam, said world over, encouraging projections have been made for solar hybrid systems.
“NAL has stepped in at the right time. The need for indigenous technologies in the wind energy sector have been felt for a long time,” he said. Chairman, Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd, P Ravi Kumar felt that the new system could be used for off the grid habitats in the Western Ghats. ENS