Using the power of the sun is becoming increasingly attractive from an economic and environmental aspect. It is the unlimited source of energy spreading equally amongst the world.
Variety of consumers like owners of residential buildings, commercial or industrial entrepreneurs or public utility service providers, can use solar in many ways and add to their savings for lifetime every year. If you are residing in a rural area or some remote location, Solar is the best and economical solution to your electricity needs.
Major classification, where Solar power can be utilized is provided here;
You can use your house roof or building roof or available land for ground mounted solar or your Car parking sheds for solar installation. Now days, even walls elevated structures are also being used for solar installation to keep your roof accessible.
Every electricity consumer has a different load profile like maximum power consumption during day time or night, Fixed power cuts/outages, Holidays & weekly offs in case of commercial or industrial units etc. Point to be relaxed here is that our solar systems can be fully customised according to your load profile and energy requirements. Design of your Solar system depends on all these factors.
Generally, Solar systems can be categorised as below;
This type of systems, are connected with your building’s main electricity supply from your local DISCOM. Here, your solar system can be connected to your mains electric supply solely or in combination with other power sources like battery banks.
Such Solar systems are combined with your other electricity generating equipments like generators or inverters. No doubt, you can include battery banks also as a power backup option.
Off-grid solar power systems are equipped with battery banks where excess generated surplus energy can be stored for later usage during night hours and does not need to be connected to your main electric supply from DISCOM. Such type of systems, are widely used for Traffic signals, Street lights, water pumps for irrigation and backup power for houses etc in localities where grid connectivity is not available.
If you have grid connectivity, conventionally, On-Grid solar systems are highly recommended due to its minimal maintenance requirements and maximum returns. These fulfil your energy requirements more economically and provide flexibility of using a grid-hybrid system also where you can store electricity in batteries for night time loads.
For schools or offices, you can opt for Net-Metering mechanism where extra generated electricity will be supplied to DISCOM during holidays or weekends.
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How you want to use Solar Power relies on you
Amount of space required for solar installation depends on size of the system, efficiency, specifications and type of solar panels being used and location of installation i.e. Space required for solar installation in northern India will be slightly more compared to locations in southern India.
Typically, for 1 kW solar rooftop system, it requires approx 10 Sq. meters (110 square feet) area. Based on the space availability, you can fulfil your electricity requirement through solar.
Based on availability of excess space on your roof, you can increase your system size anytime if your energy needs increases in future.
Solar systems can be installed on almost any type of roof i.e. flat roof, sloping roofs, RCC roofs, metal sheds etc. Irrespective of the material used for construction of your roof like RCC, Cement sheets or tiles, fibre or metallic sheets and wood etc, solar installation is possible for all types.
Most Indian roofs are flat and are ideal for deploying solar power systems but if your roof is sloped, roof orientation and tilt angle of solar panels must be checked.
Most roof types in our country are suitable for solar installation. However, in case your building is too old, this is recommended to get the stability verification of your roof.
Generally, a Solar PV system weighs about 15 to 20 Kg per square meter. This weight can be easily borne by most roofs. Just ensure that your roof quality is good enough to support the solar power system for next 25 years minimum.
This is vital point to check the orientation in case you have a sloped roof. Typically, south facing orientation in sloping roofs is considered as best suitable for solar installation. Slop angle also, has a major impact on the performance of your solar system.
This is self explanatory that sunlight is the fuel for any type of solar power system and any object causing shadow on solar panels (however, even if shadow may be for a small interval) will obviously reduce the power generation and hence efficiency of your solar system.Hence, it is important to assess your roof thoroughly to get maximum efficiency from your solar power system for a life of 25 years or more. Inframitra performs in depth assessment of your roof by its professional experts using advanced tools. To get your roof assessed, Contact Us NOW!
Since your solar tariff decreases by increase in system size, solar PV system prices are directly influenced by the type and size of the system.
Below table indicates tentative cost for different sizes of grid-connected rooftop solar systems;
Above cost is derived considering standard site conditions along with supply of Tier-1 quality equipments and our best optimised system designs. These prices were updated on 28-Oct-2021 and stand effective till 31-Mar-2022. Since, GOI has imposed some surplus duties and taxes taking effect from 1-Apr-2022, updated figures may slightly vary according to taxes, your location and actual site conditions.
Please check our Solar Calculator to fetch the solar system cost relevant to your requirement.
There are multiple Financing Options for your Solar PV System as indicated in below table;
Solar PV System loans have been kept under Priority Sector lending category as per RBI mandate, where loan amounts up to INR 10 Lacs can be availed for residential solar systems and a company can avail up to INR 30 Cr of loan for setting up of larger solar power plants.
For rural and agricultural solar systems, there are many Government schemes and micro finance agencies are available. Contact Us, to know more details on these options.
For solar power systems, most manufacturers supply their equipments backed with guarantees and warranties. One should check and finalize these guaranties and warranties on various components with solar system provider before signing the purchase contract. Few of important points are highlighted below;
Comprehensive service and maintenance packages offered by Inframitra, automatically extends your Plant Performance Guarantee, if opted for.
Government of India, through its State Governments provide various types of incentives on rooftop solar power plants. Following is the major classification of such incentive schemes;
Bank loans up to a limit of Rs 30 Cr to commercial and industrial sector for solar power systems and for non-conventional energy based public utilities, for example street lighting systems and remote village electrification etc, will be eligible for Priority Sector classification. For individual households, the loan limit will be Rs 10 Lac per applicant.
However, there are no such approvals or permits required if you are going to install off grid Solar system or grid connected system for self consumption. But, for net metering and gross metering system, few permits and approvals are required. List of approvals and its process varies from state to state and based on type and size of solar system. General requirements are as listed below;
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