Is 5kW Solar System Sufficient for Home?

With rising global temperatures, needs and requirements in every household have also changed. Few years back while we could survive on just a fan, now an air conditioner is much needed to get respite from the scorching heat. This has increased the energy requirements. Till 2018, solar panels with 1KW capacity were enough, now the requirements have increased up to 5KW. 

How Solar System requirements have shifted over the years?

solar system requirement year on year

An investment on rooftop solar is one the best long term investment where you can generate money from day one if you chose the solar system capacity wisely. In 2018, initial investment of 1kW solar system costed around Rs. 1,00,000. During that time, basic need of every household was TV, light, fan, cooler, laptop, and mobile charging. The load of every home was 400W. The power cut duration was not more than 2 hours in summer season. In some exceptional cases, the power cut duration was 8 to 10 hrs per day. To have a power backup in a situation like this 1KW load was sufficient.

Now the situation has changed, so has the demand.

After 2-3 years, due to climate change the temperature across the world has increased. This has caused a slew of problems especially for small babies, old age people, and patients. To solve this problem, people are installing AC in semi-rural cities and villages. 

The water level is also going down in some parts of India, especially in metro cities and rural areas. The 1HP water pump is required to meet day to day water needs in households. The power consumption of 1HP water pump, 1 Phase is 5-12Amp based on water level.

Similarly in the post Covid world, world from home has also become a norm. Increasing the hours a laptop is put on charge in households, simultaneously increases the power demand.

To take care of power requirements from basic appliances, water pumps, laptop, Air Conditioner, a 5kW solar system will be required by 2023 to run all the appliances seamlessly. Otherwise problems with backup time, overload, etc arise. With good 6-7 hours of sunshine, a 5KW solar system can sustain all your needs.

The cost of a 5kW solar system will be Rs. 5,00,000 including products, delivery, and installation. We also recommend to every solar owner, to invest 2% of the system cost on maintenance. In maintenance, solar engineers can check solar panel installations, wiring, inverter & battery health, etc.

Is 5kW Solar System Sufficient for Home?

To meet necessities like basic home appliances, water pump and air conditioner, customers now have to opt for solar panels that can provide up to 5kW of power.  So yes, if you install 5kW solar system capacity you are sorted.

What are the prices for installing 5kW solar system?

Price will vary depending on the capacity of the solar system. To install a 5kW solar system, you will have to make an investment of around 5 lakh. Solar Panels and all the equipment needed for its functioning will be covered.

How technology is evolving to meet the increased power demand?

With the rising demand for high-power solar panels, solar companies have also started exploring the latest technologies to meet customer demands. Few companies are using ‘Shark’ in their solar PV modules. It's one of the world's most powerful and advanced technology products which limited companies across the world have use.

In Solar Panel: SHARK550 super high-efficiency solar PV modules that can better serve the customers. If you are looking for making your home solar powered - Just add 2 Nos. of Shark panels on your existing Inverter battery with Fusion Mppt controller and if your purpose is to go solar without battery, then use Shark Solar panels with any on grid inverter. The solar companies offer Polycrystalline Solar Panel & Monocrystalline Solar to Bifacial Solar Panel. These have increased the efficiency of solar system to meet with increased demand.

In Solar Battery: Loom Solar is also using high-power lead acid battery to lithium battery. Lithium-ion batteries augment solar panels. Loom solar has developed high capacity Lithium batteries for Home Inverter. This power storage runs everything such as Multiple lights, Many Celling fans, 8- 10, and Home and Kitchen Appliances such as Television, Refrigerator, Water Motor, Geyser, Grinder, Juicer Machine, Inverter AC and many more appliances. It has fast charging, is light weight, easy to maintain and can be used easily in any household.

In Solar Inverter: Another big shift in technology is change in invertor capacity. While earlier an inverter weight a lot and took a lot space causing inconvenience, now inverters are compact and can be used easily. There are three options for solar invertors now: on grid solar inverter, linked with the local government’s grid; off-grid solar Inverter, in-house system and hybrid solar inverter a combination of both off-grid and on-grid solar invertors. This has changes how we consume solar power and has made the system more house friendly.

What appliances can I run on this system?

This power storage runs everything such as multiple lights, Many Celling fans, 8- 10, and Home and Kitchen Appliances such as Television, Refrigerator, Water Motor, Geyser, Grinder, Juicer Machine, Inverter AC and many more appliances. It has fast charging, is light weight, easy to maintain and can be used easily in any household. You can calculate your home load using load calculator.

How to get a loan for solar system installation?

Today, in view of the huge power shortage in the entire country, the demand for the solar system has increased significantly. To keep up with this soaring demand, many banks have started the facility of giving solar loans to the people. This has made it easy and hassle-free to install solar systems in your home. 

Investing lakhs in solar system is a big commitment & not all families have this kind of money at their disposal. This is where solar loans come to your rescue. To avail solar loan all you will need is documents like your business details, PAN card, GST, bank account number, etc.

How to install a solar system?

Once you have decided to install solar panel you can contact any trusted solar company. They will send someone for the technical and feasibility study of the place where you would like solar system to be installed. Post inspection, the installer will make an installation proposal with its respective production objectives and install solar panels on your roof. The cables connecting the converter and the distribution board are connected. It is of utmost importance that all the material used is modern and of quality. 

Is solar panel worth it?

Absolutely. Installing a solar panel is a family decision. Once you have reached the consensus of installing solar panels you will benefit out of it if you live in a sunny region. It will help cut down your electricity bill significantly. You will incur an upfront cost of installation but will be just a matter of time before the solar panel will start paying for itself. Albeit it will take few years. With solar panels, you will have to be patient. Also, if will help cut down your carbon footprint and allow you to play your role in climate crisis mitigation. Watch solar customer reviews here.

How can Loom Solar help?

Solar panel installation and allied services are provided by Loom Solar. We have 17,000+ centers to serve you. You can easily reach out to us with your requirements, queries and concerns and we will try our best to help you. Also, Loom Solar is one of the few solar companies to keep up with the ever-evolving technical landscape. This allows us to bring to you the best service. Our servicing team works round the clock to ensure none of your concerns go unaddressed. Also, upon getting solar panel installed with Loom Solar, you will be entitled to a life time of quality service.


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