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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Here are answers to few common questions!

Why should we go solar?

In today’s economy, it is expensive to buy power from a utility company, but installing a solar system on your home can save you a lot of money in the long run. You can save up to 90–95% on your electricity bills by using the solar electricity produced by own solar system. The entire system's payback period (ROI) is between 3 and 4 years, and you’ll generate free power for more than 30 years. You can get benifits likes government subsidy by going solar, property tax discounts etc. Even if you don’t produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, a solar system still reduces your utility bills and your carbon footprint! The list goes on.

    

When should we go Solar?

Solar energy is an abundant source of power available for your home, still it is vastly underutilized. For residential customers’s electricity tariffs for 0 to 100 units, it is ₹.7/-, for 100 to 300 units, it is ₹.10/-, for 301 to 500 units, it is ₹.15, and for above 500 units, it is ₹.20/-. So if one’s bill is above ₹.2,000/-, he can go for solar system installation. For Commercial and Industrial connections, the consumption is generally higher, so one can easily opt for solar. Solar panels are less expensive now than ever before, and with government subsidies, they can even pay for themselves within a few years, so if you are thinking of installing solar panels, Feel Free to contact our team for FREE CONSULTATION, we will guide you with the best available option today.

    

How much solar subsidy offered by Govt. Of India? and Who can avail it?

The Government of India's PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana, or Rooftop Solar Scheme, offers a subsidy of Rs 30,000–78,000 to install solar panels in households, depending on the solar plant capacity:

1 kW system: ₹.30,000

2 kW system: ₹. 60,000/-

3 kW system or higher: ₹. 78,000/-


To be eligible for the PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana, an applicant must:

Be an Indian citizen

Own a house with a suitable roof for installing solar panels

Have a valid electricity connection

Not have availed of any other subsidy for solar panels

    
         

Will our appliances like Refrigerator, Air Conditioner, Microwave work on solar?

Because solar is not the only source of electricity, all appliances can run on it. When the load exceeds the generated solar power, electricity is drawn from the grid. When generated solar electricity exceeds required load, the excess electricity is fed back into the grid.

    

Which panels should we prefer, Polycrystalline or Monocrystalline? Which is the better choice?

Monocrystalline solar panels are generally more efficient and better suited for residential use than Polycrystalline panels. Monocrystalline panels are made from a single silicon ingot sliced into thin wafers, which gives them a higher conversion rate of sunlight into electricity and a real-world efficiency rating of 15–22%. They also perform better in extreme temperatures, have a more discreet design, and require fewer panels for installation. However, monocrystalline panels are more expensive than polycrystalline panels, which have an efficiency rating of 12–17%

    

Which panels should we prefer, Regular Monoperc or Bifacial? Which is the better choice?

Bifacial solar panels are highly efficient as they generate electrical energy from the reflective and illuminating surface, back and front. It captures the sunlight from both sides and has a stronger structure without metal gridlines.

    

What happens to the surplus units at the end of the year?

At the end of each financial year the surplus units are credited in your next bill at the APPC rate I.e. an average power purchase cost. (Rate at which DISCOM purchases electricity)

    

Will my bill become Zero (0) after installing solar plant?

The demand charges for connections will remain unchanged. Excess solar energy generation may occur in some months; in such cases, extra units are carried forward to the following month. When your consumption exceeds your solar generation, you will be charged for the energy units imported from the grid, and whenever you supply extra energy to the grid, you will receive the rewards.

    

Which brands of inverter and panels do you use?

We are solar electricity project solution providers. We can recommend the best solar equipment based on your needs. We do not adhere to any particular brand. You can tell us what type of solar panels you want to install and your preferences, and after a thorough energy audit, our experts will provide you with the most recent versions of solar inverters and solar panels to meet your energy needs.

    

What is Net-Metering?

Net metering, or net energy metering (NEM), is a billing mechanism that allows customers to sell electricity they generate to the grid instead of using it. Net metering credits owners for the electricity they add to the grid, and customers are only billed for the "net" energy they use. For example, if your solar panels produce excess power during the day, you can send it back to the grid and your utility will credit your bill. At night, you can use the credits to get electricity from your utility.

    

How does Net-Metering work?

The meter in our house is usually unidirectional and only counts the amount of electricity we use. When we install a solar system, we become both a producer and a consumer, requiring the installation of a bidirectional (Net-meter) device. This meter tracks both import (the units we use from the grid) and export (Units which are exported to the grid). For example, if the current load is 50 units and solar generates 100 units, 50 units will be exported to the grid. In another case, if the load requirement is 100 units and solar generates 50 units, 50 units will be drawn from the grid. You will receive a bill at the end of the month detailing the units you imported and exported. You only have to pay for the balance units i.e. import- export.

    

What are the warranties of solar panel & inverter?

The solar panels come with a 10 or 12 year standard manufacturer warranty and a 27 or 30 year performance warranty. The solar inverter, on the other hand, comes with a standard 5-year warranty. All of these warranties are passed on to the end user by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

    

How much area does 1 Kw of solar plant require?

It is determined by the type of solar panels used in the solar power system. When using polycrystalline modules, one kW of solar power requires approximately 90 square feet of space. When we use monocrystalline panels, however, the required area is reduced to 70 square feet per kW. If you are uncertain, please contact our team and they will suggest you the best option.

    

How much amount of electricity can 1 kW of on grid solar system can produce monthly?

1 Kw of an on grid solar plant can generate upto 110 units per month on an average Standard Test Conditions.

    

What is our scope in the solar projects?

Right from site survey, site analysis, providing best suited solution installation, liaisoning with Discom - Utility company & project management is entirely done by us. We complete the projects on a turnkey basis.

    

What are the environmental benefits of solar energy?

Solar power has many benefits for human health & environment as it results in fewer air pollutants like Sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide & particulate matter. We can reduce emission of greenhouse gases which are contributing to the climate change. Every unit which is generated by thermal electricity produces 800 grams of carbon emission. Hence, we save 800 grams of carbon by each unit generated by solar energy and last but not the least solar energy helps us reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.

    

Is load Extension covered in Quotation?

No. Extension required Electrical Contractors Report, Different set of documents to be submitted online as well as offline. Apart from these, there are certain procedures viz. Picking Quotation, paying fees offline, submitting fees paid receipt and other documents. These requires approx. Rs. 15,000/- to Rs.30,000/- depending on local section office of DISCOM.

    

What type of fees to be paid for Solar RTS Project?

Application Fees,Demand (Load Extension) Charges (if any),Meter Testing fees for both net and energy meters

    

what is the difference between Topcon Solar Panels and Monoperc Halfcut Panels.

TOPCon (Tunnel Oxide Passivated Contact) and PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) are both types of solar cells that differ in technical, structural, manufacturing, and performance aspects.

    
    

what is Capex and Opex or Resco?

CAPEX, OPEX, and RESCO are models for buying solar energy. CAPEX stands for Capital Expenditure, OPEX stands for Operational Expenses, and RESCO stands for Renewable Energy Service Company.
CAPEX: Substantial upfront cost for purchasing and installing the solar system.
OPEX: Moderate upfront cost for leasing the system and potentially for O&M services.Long-term Costs.
RESCO: Fixed monthly fee may be higher than electricity tariff, but predictable.
The CAPEX model offers ownership, control, and long-term cost savings, but requires a higher upfront investment. On the other hand.
The RESCO model provides lower upfront costs, immediate savings, and minimal maintenance responsibilities, but you do not own the system and may have limited flexibility.