Living in Harmony with our natural resources
The Brahma Kumaris has been actively involved in the research and development of alternative renewable energy concepts for more than 15 years. Apart from being an expression of respect for the natural resources and providing sustainable energy for the BK community, it has also been an opportunity to work together with other organisations and institutes to learn and share new technologies for wider use.
Building a Solar Energy Power Plant
“India One“, an innovative 1 Mw solar thermal power plant is currently being constructed at the Shantivan Campus of the Brahma Kumaris headquarters, Abu Road, Rajasthan, India.
This project uses 770 newly developed 60m2 parabolic dishes and features thermal storage for continuous operation. The plant will generate enough heat and power for the campus of 20,000 people and will provide a sustainable model for decentralized solar energy generation, in India.
“India One” is executed by the World Renewal Spiritual Trust (a sister organization of the Brahma Kumaris) and partly funded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources (MNRE), India and the German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). For more details, visit www.india-one.net
The video below explains the background to this project: Solar Turbine Project
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Solar Energy installations for large communities
Innovative solar research projects have lead towards new technologies for large-scale solar steam
cooking system for communities as well as intelligent standalone photovoltaic system ranging from 5 to 200kw.
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