Solar Power Cart: One stop solution for post cyclone energy need

October 29: Solar Power Cart (Soura Ratha), a three-wheeler trolley which would
produce up to 1kw green energy and help in providing hassle free power supply
in emergency situations was displayed at the State level exhibition here
unveiled by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
During disaster,
once charged, this innovation can provide emergency energy for continuous 72
technically to serve at the cyclone shelter centres, the cart is well equipped
and first of its kind innovation. Being conceptualised and developed by
Practical Action Foundation in collaboration with Climate Parliament and with
support from OREDA and OSDMA.
The senior
officials from State administration appreciated the initiative during their
visit at the State level observance of Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day and
National Day for Disaster Reduction.
energy and power for basic needs like charging mobiles or emergency lights or
using water pumps for water was always a challenge post disaster. Even during
Phailin in 2013, there was complete power back-out in most of the places in
Ganjam district for more than a week. To address this issue and to be well
prepared before disaster, this new innovation will be much helpful and ideal,” said
energy expert Sanjit Behera of the Practical Action.
The device is a compact
solution loaded with appliances and can provide services like illumination,
water pumping, charging of mobiles, laptops and charge lights etc. 

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