Solar Power

Thanks for your interest in Aartech’s offerings to the solar power generation field. Whether you are a solar equipment manufacturer, product designer, consultant, EPC contractor, project planner, system integrator or research / design / operation / maintenance / testing / commissioning engineer, we hope that you find our solutions of interest and look forward to hear from you.

Using solar power to generate electricity with numerous PV technologies / solar thermal methods are an object of immense priority, focus and growth today and seen as the front line renewable energy solution to address the challenge of futuristic energy needs when conventional fuel sources get scarce. By nature, solar power is a widespread democratic energy source and if the technologies to tap into this source are made practically feasible, there is a lot of bottom-of-the-pyramid applications that can emerge successfully.

ENERGY HARVESTING

Energy harvesting solutions for solar power can enable a major change in the use of distributed energy for areas where such sources are readily available. For eg. such energy can be readily stored and used on demand to power portable handheld devices such as cell phones, radios, computers , tools, instruments etc.

One can conceive numerous needs in Marine, Defense, Space, Remote Sensing and Telecom applications  which optimally utilize the energy harvesting technologies. For eg. a foot solider can power his communication devices while on the move with a small PV module on his/her backpack. Or a remote sensing data buoy on a weather monitoring station in the mountains or out in the ocean, gathers energy and powers its measurement equipments and communication devices. A facility to charge a cell phone when a utility outlet is not accessible is one of the most pressing needs at times.

Real Estate Industry is increasingly looking at efficient ways of harnessing energy in passive as well as active form. For example, a prospective application in the Lighting Industry is the use of solar tiles which have a small PV solar array, light detecting elements, light emitting diodes (LEDs) and an energy storage facility that can charge during the day and provide light suitable for decorative / security purposes in gardens, walkways, fountains, road sides etc. thus avoiding cabling requirements.

Aartech’s FaraDigm™ Ultracapacitors have a wide range of ratings to suit energy harvesting requirements. Some offerings also provide for a flexible form factor, making it adaptable to the end use application very effectively.

PULSE POWER

There are several remote applications such as Space, Remote Sensing having remote monitoring stations, data buoys etc. that typically require accumulation of solar energy over a significant period of time and release of power in occasional bursts, say for communications, site operations etc. Further, micro grids with distributed power have challenges in meeting short duty transient loads such as motor/pump starting, compressors etc. These applications need a long life, pulse power capable, wide temperature range, maintenance free, reliable, high duty cycle energy storage system.

FaraDigm® Ultracapacitors have proven performances for such applications with numerous advantages over battery based systems.

LOAD LIMITING

Distributed Solar is considered as one of the promising applications of grid free PV Solar powered distributed generation.  Since the source is limited and most such installations aim at providing basic facilities such as lighting which are modest in their load requirement, it is very attractive to consider load limiting from a technical, operational as well as commercial standpoint.

Aartech offers industry rugged LoadChecker solutions to these issues with low rating (< 100W) load limiters at a very affordable cost which are field proven with 1000’s in service.

CONTROL & AUTOMATION

Aartech’s Control & Relay Panels (CRP) SSD is organized to offer specialized custom built, integrated software engineered solutions involving aspects of protection, metering, communications and control for distributed automation, SCADA and remote telemetry based control and automation solutions.

UNITIZED POWER MANAGEMENT

For building solar farm infrastructure, Aartech offers a range of Unitized Substations as per customer specific requirements to take care of key logistical challenges in remote locations. Aartech utilizes its experience, networking and knowledge in the electrical infrastructure space, and works with its customers to understand their requirements, suggest value added features and facilities and provide turnkey end-to-end solutions for unitized power management in coordination with in-house resources as well as strategic business partners around the world.