ISRO Launches Solar Calculator App (Download PDF)


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ISRO has launched a Solar Calculator application that allows for accurate calculation of the benefit of installing solar panels at any location in the country. The App provides monthly/yearly solar potential (in kWh/m2) and minimum/maximum temperature at any location Global warming and climate change have become important buzzwords worldwide.

ISRO launches solar calculator app

ISRO Launches Solar Calculator App

ISRO launches solar calculator app

About the App

  • The app decides solar energy potential (in kWh/m2) at any given location.
  • App is of great help in setting up photovoltaic thermal power plants
  • GPS helps in trapping down the location of the user
  • The app delivers monthly and yearly solar potential by processing data acquired from Indian Geostationary Satellites like
  • The app provides other useful information as well like elevation angles and daytime duration over different time periods in a year
  • It also calculates the obstacle of sunlight due to territory by employing Digital Elevation Model (DEM)
  • The app also suggests the optimum tilt angle for the installation of solar PV
  • The app provides information which is easy to understand and interpret using tables and visuals
  • The complete report provided by the app can be saved by the user in the form of a PDF file
  • The data can be viewed in three ways, as a
  • The application is available on the web and for the Android platform
  • The Android application is a small file, less than 2 MB in size
  • The solar calculator can be downloaded from the website vedas. sac. gov. in
  • The request of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Image shows the Monthly Temperature

Image Shows the Monthly Temperature

Image shows the Monthly Temperature

What is SAC?

  • Space Applications Centre (SAC) is one of the major centres of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  • SAC was established in the year 1972
  • SAC focuses on the design of space-borne instruments for ISRO missions and development and operationalization of applications of space technology for societal benefits.
  • The applications cover
    • Space technology
    • Covering the fields of communication
    • Broadcasting
    • Navigation
    • Disaster monitoring
    • Meteorology
    • Oceanography
    • Environment monitoring
    • Natural resources survey for societal benefits
  • Space Applications Centre (SAC) at Ahmedabad is spread across two campuses having multi-disciplinary activities

- Published/Last Modified on: May 7, 2017


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