Lack of relevant information and awareness about the benefits of going solar are major bottlenecks in the rapid adoption of rooftop solar in India. People end up paying high power tariffs because they are not comfortable incurring large upfront cost of buying solar panels and other equipment. Lack of standard products, procedures and the absence of easy financing options from banks has resulted in a slowdown in the rooftop sector. With cost of solar coming down drastically, it is now possible to recover the cost of rooftop solar in 5-7 years’ time (note this depends on many factors like subsidy, electricity bill, tariff, units consumed etc.)
According to Bridge to India, households account for only 9% of the total rooftop solar capacity in the country and a majority of the rooftop installations in the country are on commercial or industrial establishments. However, given the rising demand for power in the country, rooftop solar is the only viable option in India. Let us have a look at the country’s top rooftop solar installers.
What is Rooftop Solar?
Rooftop Solar India is the new step that is taken by the Indian government in which the maximum rooftop solar installation is to be done at “1 crore” homes under PM Suryoday Yojana. In PM Suryoday Yojana, Rooftop solar India should be installed at every home which will not only help to cut down the high electricity bills but also make India self-reliant. Renewable energy consists of Solar power, Wind power, Hydro power, Biomass and Geothermal power. Solar power is the energy that is generated by sunlight. To transform the sunlight into electricity Solar Panel is used. Solar panels can help to generate electricity and it can also work in climate change such as low sunlight and rainy climate. Climate change will not affect the solar panels that generate electricity. Solar energy can be used in various sectors such as residential, commercial, and industrial. Residential sectors include homes, commercial sectors include business and industrial sectors include factories. Only rooftop solar has the option of solar subsidy.
Which are the top 5 solar rooftop companies in India?
Now, you have an idea that you can save electricity bills using solar power installation, but the main question is who will help you to install rooftop solar. Of Course, you need to take help from a reliable solar company who will do all the complete process of grid connected solar systems (Site Survey to Solar Subsidy). So here, we are sharing a list of solar rooftop companies that have PAN India presence and great installation portfolios.
Here is the list of rooftop solar installation companies in India
- Loom Solar
- Tata Power Solar
- Mahindra Susten
- Sunsure Energy
- Fourth Partner Energy
- Orb Energy
- Vikram Solar
- Renew Power
- SB Energy
- CleanMax Solar
- Harsha-Abakus Solar
- RelyOn Solar
- MySun Solar
- Ujaas Energy
- Amplus Energy Solutions
#1. Loom Solar
Loom Solar is one of the rooftop solar installation companies in India with capacity ranging from 3 kW to 50 kW and 50 kW to 100 kW. The company has powered more than 1000 homes with solar energy across 700 cities in India. Loom Solar has also covered on-grid projects in residential and commercial spaces, such as hospitals, factories, educational institutions, offices, transport, and more. See all Case Studies.
#2. Tata Power Solar
Tata Power Solar ranks amongst the most trusted and dependable rooftop solutions providers in India. The company commissioned its first rooftop solar installation in 1991. The company has more than 10,000 residential customers and an installed base of more than 250 MW of rooftop systems today. Tata Power Solar ranks India's No. 1 Solar Rooftop EPC player by Bridge to India for four consecutive years. Some of its popular rooftop installations include on Cricket Club of India, RSSB-EES Amritsar, and Cochin International airport.
#3. Mahindra Susten
Mahindra Susten is the 'Cleantech' arm of the Mahindra group. Mahindra Susten is a leading company in the solar EPC space in India. The company has installed rooftop solar solutions for leading corporate houses like Infosys, JK Fenner, JK Tyres, SAIL, Tech Mahindra etc. in India. The company has commissioned over 1210 MW to date and over 1990 MW is under execution.
#4. Sunsure Energy
Sunsure Energy specializes in large scale rooftop solutions (50kw-800kw) and provides full turnkey solutions to its clients. The company has a presence in the entire value chain of rooftop installations, starting right from conceptualizing, designing to EPC, financial structuring and maintenance. Sunsure installed over 20 MW in rooftop solar plants in FY2018. It targets to create a portfolio of 1000 MW of solar power assets by 2020. The company has been recognized as the third largest rooftop solar EPC company in India as per Bridge to India's “India Rooftop Solar Report 2018”.
#5. Fourth Partner Energy
Founded in 2010, Fourth Partner Energy is one of India’s leading rooftop solar companies today. The company manages a portfolio of more than 120 MW and 100+ clients like Nestle, EY, Airtel etc. The company’s distributed solar model has demonstrated significant cost savings, as well as has the potential to avert more than 16 million tonnes of carbon and reduce emission.
Suryaday is another leading solar EPC company headquartered in Noida, UP. Suryaday has current portfolio project size of 15 MW and a pipeline of another 8 MW. The company has a strong focus on India’s rooftop solar sector and has executed more than 20 MW of rooftop solar projects till date.
#7. Orb Energy
Since its inception in 2006, Orb Energy has been a pioneer of rooftop solar and has installed 100,000 solar systems for residential customers in India. The company provides both off-grid and on-grid installations and also has an online app to track your solar impact and savings real-time.
#8. Vikram Solar
Vikram Solar is a manufacturer of PV solar modules and is capable of manufacturing modules which can be used for both on grid and off grid establishments across residential, commercial and industrial segments. It is a prominent rooftop solar and EPC solutions provider. The company has a good rooftop solar EPC experience with project presence across 22 states in India. Vikram Solar was first company to build solar rooftop array on world's first 100% solar powered airport in Cochin.
#9. Renew Power
Renew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd. is an Independent Power Producer (IPP) of clean energy. The company commissioned its first distributed solar energy project in March 2015, and has an operational distributed solar capacity of over 40 MW as of March 31, 2018. ReNew has installed 200 rooftop solar plants for some of the prominent names such as Himalaya Drug Company, J.K. Cement Limited, JK Tyres, Indian Railways and AAI across 35 Indian cities.
#10. SB Energy
SB Energy is a Rooftop solar company in India. The company engages in design and installation of solar rooftop plants for residences and offices in urban and rural areas. The company also provides a mobile app for monitoring the daily, monthly and annual activities of solar generation to its clients.
#11. CleanMax Solar
Another leading name in the rooftop solar sector is CleanMax Solar with an average market share of 20% (as per the Bridge to India April 2018 report). The company has installed more than 300 rooftop projects for over 100 companies and has a rooftop solar operating capacity of over 170 MW. CleanMax has been recognized by the MNRE and has received the National Excellence Awards for Rooftop Solar Developer and Rooftop Solar EPC Player in 2016. The company is also known for pioneering the ‘Energy Sale’ model in rooftop solar in 2012.
#12. Harsha-Abakus Solar
Harsha Abakus Solar was formed as a joint venture between Harsha Solar and Abakus Solar AG. The company's key focus areas include BIPV, rooftop installations, grid-tied power plants, and off-grid installations. Since its inception in 2010, the company has successfully completed projects of over 110 MW capacity spread across Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Karnataka as well as in Tamil Nadu.
#13. RelyOn Solar
Established in 2010, RelyOn is known for design, installation, commission, and maintenance of solar power systems, for projects of different capacities. RelyOn Solar has installed rooftop systems for different types of roofs, petrol pumps, DC water pumps etc. The company has done over 1600 installations to date including 300 rooftops.
#14. MySun Solar
MySun Solar is a leading rooftop solar company in India. The company caters to rooftop installation on industrial, commercial and residential establishments. MySun has operations in various states in North, Central and Western India. Its solar rooftop systems come with a 25-years solar service promise package as well as has a deferred payment system in place where a customer needs to pay just 25%-30% of the upfront cost.
#15. Ujaas Energy
With an engineering experience of three decades, Ujaas Energy is another leading name in the Indian solar industry with 235 MW of installed capacity. The company is aggressively expanding into the residential rooftop sector with the launch of Ujaas Home, ranging from 1 kW to 10 kW.
#16. Amplus Energy Solutions
Amplus Energy is India’s leading distributed solar power provider. The company caters mainly to industrial and commercial clients and owns one of the largest portfolio of distributed generation assets in India. It has developed rooftop solar solutions for a wide range of rooftops. Few of its clients are Fortis, Dominos, IFB, Honeywell etc.
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