During the last two decades, our country has been indulging in a process of developing a sustainable backup for energy supply. Studies show that to an extent we have succeeded so far through adopting renewable energy resources like solar, wind, hydropower, etc. as a power backup solution for our energy needs. Solar power got wide acceptance among the public because of its many advantages like simple mechanism, easy installation, long maintenance-free life, durability, and efficiency.
As we are constantly studying the efficiency of these renewable energy resources under different geographical and climatic conditions, it's important for us to understand their role in disaster response.
The role of solar power systems in disaster response!
Weather conditions are taken into consideration while determining solar power equipment life and efficiency. The same is applicable while considering the installation guidelines and safety standards. After experiencing some extreme weather conditions and natural calamities for the past couple of years, it has proved without a doubt that indeed solar power systems can effectively handle many of such natural disasters. In fact, studies point out that power backup from renewable energy resources contributes much to the disaster-stricken areas where the electricity grid miserably fails.
Let's see how the solar installations and power systems faced some major calamities around the world.
During the infamous 2015 earthquake that affected severely Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu, solar panels and solar-powered systems, and water purifiers were provided for the renovation of the remote hill areas and villages of the country by some non-profitable organizations. Their solar technology was helpful for providing microgrids for the place.
Surveys and studies in many western countries show that many of the solar power systems in those countries have overcome the hardest cyclones and storms like Tesla and Maria. The portability and easy installation technology of solar systems and appliances helped the authorities to set up temporary microgrids by connecting them with batteries batter, in the disaster-stricken areas until their main energy grids were repaired and restored.
Kerala has witnessed two major floods of the century recently. The lessons we have learned from our own experience make us rethink the resilience of the electricity grid during a time of natural disasters. Solar power systems can satisfy the energy demands during natural calamities, where usually the electric grid fails.
Portability, cost-effectiveness, and easy installation process are the main factors that make solar a viable alternative for disaster relief and recovery. If it takes a longer period for the installation and recovery of a particular place during a natural disaster, the greater will be the efficiency of solar power storage. Therefore, it's high time for us to adopt green energy resources as a part of our lifestyle.
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