SunEdison Turns to Big New Markets for Solar Power
The solar-panel installer is replacing diesel engines in villages in India and other Asian countries.
Jungle power: A 430-kilowatt array of solar panels installed by Optimal Power Systems in eastern Malaysia brings power to a thousand people in a remote village. An inverter has the capacity to convert about 250 kilowatts of DC power from the panels into AC power that’s distributed to the village. On sunny days when the solar panels operate at full capacity, excess electricity is stored in batteries.
Credit: Optimal Power Systems