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WHO CAN USE SOLAR
The sun has been around since life has existed,In large sections of our society,we worship the Sun as it is considered holy and powerful.It belongs to everyone equally and is the ultimate source of energy. The benefits of solar energy are for all who want clean, green and low cost energy.
Benefits of Solar Power
Sustainable, renewable, green energy is going to be the future. Not only are renewable energy sources like solar better for our fragile environment, but the appeal of ridding yourself of increasingly expensive electricity and petrol/diesel bills is undeniable. Read More Our bright, brilliant sun is a great alternative to the GRID power. Solar energy doesn’t cause any damage to the Mother Earth like so many other conventional energy sources and installing solar energy for your Business/home would significantly reduce your reliance on GRID electricity and could even cover all your energy needs. With this in mind, here are some of the short-term and long-term benefits of using solar energy in your Business/home.
Short-Term Benefits of Solar Power
One of the greatest and most immediate benefits of using solar power is that we do not have to worry about running out. Solar energy is renewable, so every day with at least moderate sunlight your solar energy system is generating energy. Read MoreEspecially for those who are used to having to refill fuel tanks for backup power, going solar means no longer having to monitor your fuel levels or spend large amount of money on expensive fuel. It also means reducing your carbon footprint that much more since you’re not regularly burning fossil fuel for energy.Another short-term benefit relates to the cost-saving benefits. The government also offers various tax rebates and incentives that could make the cost of your system and its installation significantly less. Once your system is up and running, your electric bill will either disappear entirely or be greatly reduced.
Long-Term Benefits of Solar Power
If your solar energy system can provide more energy than what you need to power your own Business/ home, you could bank your additional energy (units) with the GRID and could use them later on. Read MoreThis arrangement is called net metering. The costs thus saved on electricity bills would pay off for the solar power system within a span of 3-4 years and it would generate income for you for the next 20 years eventually.
Speaking of money, estimates suggest that solar panels can save more by either reducing or eliminating your power and fuel expenses. Additionally, providing your own energy protects you from energy inflation over time. You won’t see an already-high electric bill continue to grow and grow because when you power your Business/home with solar energy, you’re independent with your reliable, secure solar panels.
HOW SOLAR WORKS
When the rays of the sun fall on solar modules placed on the rooftop of houses, commercial building or industries, the individual cells inside the module help convert sunlight into DC electricity. However, most appliances in our home work on AC electricity, and therefore the modules are connected to an inverter which does this conversion. Once the conversion has happened, the output of the inverter which is AC electricity, is connected to the mains of your home to allow you to use solar energy.
Types of solar systems
Solar systems that are connected to the building mains directly. These systems give priority to the solar power generated and only if the generated power is less than that required, will the grid power be used. As explained above, inverters are used to convert the produced DC electricity to AC. In case you opt for a grid connected system, you are eligible for Net Metering, a process where all the excess power that you produced is fed back to the grid and you receive a credit for the same. In case you generate more than you consume in one complete year, the DISCOM also pays you for the excess units generated. In many states, Net Metering has been made mandatory to avail subsidy for solar.
Off grid are different from the on-grid system in the sense that they are set up independently from the state grid. These systems have an additional battery backup system which is charged by the generated solar energy. Batteries are charged when the generated power is more than the power being consumed. These systems are generally more costly than on-grid systems due to addition of batteries for power storage. However advantage of this system is you can use solar energy even in the hours where there is no Solar Power generation. Off-grid systems are perfect for yourrooftop solar plantsif you have a very erratic power supply or do not get any GRID power at all.
Hybrid Solar System
The best of both worlds and is a combination of an on-grid and off-grid solar system. Hybrid systems have a battery backup which helps store the generated energy. What differentiates hybrid systems from off-grid systems is that, once the battery is fully charged, any excess power generated which is not being utilised will be fed back to the grid and the you will get suitably compensated. A hybrid system can also have other sources of energy producers, such as Diesel Generator (DG) or Wind coupled in the system.