Solar Power: The Clean Way to Make Flour

India has the world’s second-largest population. India’s energy requirements and uses are rising with respect to the population, resulting in an exponential rise in power demand. Around 40% of India’s energy needs are met by biomass and other non-commercial fuels. While 85.49 % of Indian villages are electrified, still many distant villages remain without power.

In this blog, we will analyze the power requirement for flour mills (atta chakki). Along with it, we will also know, can it be possible to shift the flour mills from traditional energy to solar energy?

Now the first question that comes to mind is that when the flour mill is running on electricity, why should one choose solar energy? The answer is, The electricity which is used by the consumer is made from fossil fuel, which not only causes excessive pollution but also because the flour mill is a very heavy motor, hence the consumption of electricity is also very high. Because of it, this electricity used by consumers becomes very expensive. If the consumer adopts solar, then not only will it reduce its cost, but it will also be able to help to reduce pollution and become energy independent.

For Example:

Single atta chakki motor capacity is 1.5 hp, which equals 1.1 KW energy. This statement means, 1.5 hp capacity motor needs 1.1 KW/hour electricity to run. It runs for 7 hours every day.


So, 1.5 HP= 1119W=1.119KW or lets say 1.12 KW.

Electricity Consumption Per Day:

1.12 X 6 = 6.72 KW or lets say 7 KW / Day

Electricity consumption in a month will be around 2100 kW.

Let’s assume there are 100 Flour mills in Delhi (just an estimation), so the total power consumption by these flour mills in 1 month will be 210000 kW.

2,10,000 kW of electricity is a huge power and if all the flour mills are shifted to solar energy, a huge amount of power can be saved.

Designing The Solar Solution For Flour Mill:

Solar energy-based flour mill mainly consists of 6 parts.

1) Flour Mill.

2) Motor.

3) Solar panel.

4) Solar drive or VFD drive.

5) Solar panel stand.

6) Wiring.

The solar panel is the most expensive component of the solar flour mill. You generate electricity to power your grain mill using the solar panel.

Solar panels come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including polycrystalline, monocrystalline, mono perc, and bi-facial. When picking solar panel technology, we should keep in mind that our solar panel should provide us with maximum electricity for the entire year. So that we do not have any difficulties running a mill, mono perk solar panels, like as Canadian Solar Panels, RenewSys Solar Panels, and others, are a better and less expensive solution. Which does not cost a lot of money and also generates electricity. Bi-facial solar panels, by the way, can also be installed.

Mono-facial solar panels create electricity from only one side, but bi-facial solar panels generate electricity from both sides. However, I would recommend that you only install a mono-facial mono perk solar panel. Because, on the one hand, these panels will not significantly increase your budget, and on the other hand, they are simple to install. Installing bi-facial panels has a long-term benefit, but because to the higher initial cost, this option is out of reach for most people.

Keep in mind that if you have 10 kW solar panels on a 7.5 Horsepower motor and 12 kW panels on a 10 Hp motor, you should always put 2 to 3-kilowatt panels from the same hp engine. Apply this so that if the sun shines less or more, your grinder motor does not turn off and your flour is thoroughly smashed.

The solar VFD drive, often known as solar drive, is the fourth option. The solar drive’s job is to convert the DC electricity supplied by your solar panel into AC power that the motor can use. When purchasing this drive, keep in mind that you should purchase a high-quality drive and always install a solar drive that is larger than the horsepower of the motor you have installed. For example, if your mill’s motor is 10 horsepower, you should only drive 15 horsepower; otherwise, your mill will not stop if there is too much turbulence.

The solar panel mounting structure, often known as the solar panel stand, is ranked number five. The solar panel stand is a key part of your solar power plant that affects power production to a large extent. If you do not place the solar panel stand in the correct direction and degree, your solar power plant will not generate full power, and you will suffer an unjust loss. Solar panels should always face south and be put at an angle that allows your plant to produce more power with fewer panels.

How Can We Help?

Hope this information about “Solar System For Flour Mill or Atta Chakki” helps you.

If you are planning to start a solar business or install a solar solution, you can connect with Ornate Solar to get the best assistance with the best prices for solar panels and inverters. We are the official partner of Canadian Solar panels & Renewsys solar panels in India. We are also the official distributor of SolarEdge inverters with DC optimizers, Enphase microinverters, Fronius On-Grid Inverters, and Havells solar inverters in India.

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