Now what could be better than fruit juice prepared from a solar powered juicer! Stall owner P Ramadass runs a solar-powered fruit juice in Puducherry. The entire functioning of the mechanical devices —freezer, mixer and a light — is from the power generated by solar panels fitted on top of the cart. The solar panels also serve as a roofing for the cart and it has the capacity to generate around 1,000 watts. The power line from the solar panels are connected directly to the freezer while the mixer and light work on power routed through the battery operated inverter.
Ramadass said the push cart was purchased by him and the fitting of solar panels and electrical connections were done by Phocos India. On operational cost, Ramadass, who belongs to Villupuram district, said he had spent only for the push cart and the rest of the fittings were done by the solar power firm. Silambarasan, assistant manager with the Phocos, said his firm in Puducherry, a branch of the Germany-based firm, had chipped in nearly Rs.1.40 lakh for setting up the solar-powered fruit stall. He said the aim of building the stall was to create awareness among the public about solar powered products. He said the solar powered products were getting a good response from North India, and was catching up in South.
Curated from www.newindianexpress.com