What is a solar power plant?
An electricity generation power plant which converts sunlight into electricity is called a solar power plant.
What is an On-Grid Solar Power Plant?
Solar plants which are directly connected to the utility grid are called grid-connected solar power plants. These plants can directly import energy from the grid and export energy to the grid.
What is Off-Grid Solar Power Plant?
Solar plants which may or may not be connected to the utility grid but contain batteries for backup are called off-grid solar power plants.
What is a Solar Street Light System?
Solar street lights are raised off-grid solar plants which convert solar energy into electricity to run a bulb or LED mounted on a pole. They have battery backup which can be sized according to the needs.
What are the components of On-Grid Solar Power Plant?
Major Components of On-Grid Solar Power Plant include solar panels, grid tied inverter, structure, cables, various fuses on both AC and DC sides, lightening arrestor and various earthing components.
What are the components of Off-Grid Solar Power Plant?
Major Components of Off-Grid Solar Power Plant include solar panels, off-grid inverter, batteries, structure, cables, various fuses on both AC and DC sides, lightening arrestor and various earthing components.
What are the components of Solar Street Light System?
Major components of solar street light system include solar panels, inverter and batteries either in single unit or separate units. In addition to this, there is pole and cables.
Do I get any power backup with on-grid solar power plant?
No, you won't get any power backup with on-grid solar power plant. This is because, when the grid fails, the solar power has to be stopped immediately in order to stop feeding power to the grid in order to safe-guard any grid person/technician from getting shock while working on the grid for maintenance etc. This feature is termed as ‘Islanding Protection’.
How much does a solar power plant cost?
Prices of solar plant vary according to the size and location – Click here and fill the form to get a free quote.
How much solar plant can be installed on my roof?
Approximately, 8 to 10 square meter or 80 to 100 square feet area is required to set up 1 kWp rooftop solar plant.
Who can receive subsidies and fiscal incentives provided by the government to install solar plant?
All residential and non-profit sectors get subsidies from the central government. While all commercial, industrial and profit making bodies can avail accelerated depreciation tax benefits.
How much subsidy will I get on installing a grid-connected solar plant?
The Central Financial Assistance offered by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is 30% of project cost or ₹20,000 per kWp whichever is less or as per government norms from time to time. In states such as Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir and north-eastern states, upto 70% subsidy is available. Subsidy is only applicable to residential and non-profit organisations.
What type of roof should I have to install a solar power plant?
Solar plants can be installed on all major roof types such as RCC, tin shed and asbestos with appropriate structures.
If my energy requirements increase, can I upgrade the system?
Yes, you can upgrade your solar system at any time. Additional solar panels can be added at any time to increase generating capability but you might have to upgrade to a larger inverter. Alternatively, you can purchase a larger inverter when installing the system initially and then plan to add some extra solar panels later.
How long will my solar power system last?
All our solar panels have a warranty of 25 years and get the complete system warranty of 5 years from us.
What is net-metering?
To track the amount of energy imported, exported and the net energy, a bi-directional meter (also called net-meter) is used which tracks all the useful parameters and acts as a link between consumer and the distribution company of the area. Consumer has to pay only for the net units.
How much carbon dioxide can I save by installing a solar power plant?
In comparison to thermal power plants, solar plant can save up to 1 kilogram of carbon dioxide emissions per 1 unit of solar power. So, by these estimates, you can save tons of carbon dioxide emissions every year and contribute in making the world a more live able and better place.
How much work is involved in maintaining a solar plant?
Only periodic washing is required to maintain solar power plants. The period of washing varies from location to location but generally can be taken as once in two weeks.