India-One Solar Thermal Power Plant
Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi praised the Brahma Kumaris for their contribution and incentive when he addressed the 80th anniversary celebrations of Brahma Kumaris via video conferencing. President Modi went on to confirm India’s commitment towards clean energy and his desire to have India generate 40% energy from non-fossil fuels by 2030.
Key features of “India One”:
- 770 nos. of 60 m² parabolic dishes & 1 MW peak electrical output
- Co-generation, efficient use of thermal energy & modular design
- Thermal storage for night operation & direct steam generation
- Networked enabled automated dual axis tracking and controls
- Motionless cavity receiver & efficient use of land
For “India One”, Brahma Kumaris & WRST have secured funds from:
- The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE, Govt. of India) under its research & development scheme.
- The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) via its bilateral “ComSolar” initiative through GIZ (German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation) to demonstrate and promote this technology.