Embracing solar system installation is the key to brightening your life while addressing the challenges of high electricity bills and frequent power interruptions. Visualize enhancing your vacant rooftop with glistening solar panels, converting it into a radiant energy source. Daily, sunlight bestows complimentary electricity, fueling your TV, fridge, cooler, fans, lights, computer, internet, AC, water pump, and more.
This decision is just not personal; it aligns with government incentives and eco-consciousness. However, entering the world of solar raises numerous questions: Which panels and system to select? What kilowatt capacity is adequate? What appliances can be powered? What is the backup duration? What is the total cost? Who will handle installation? And which solar companies excel in India's solar landscape?
Which is the best solar system for your home?
Solar panels are needed when there are electricity problems or high electricity bills. If you live where power cuts happen a lot, you can install an off-grid solar system. And if you live in a place with very little electricity, you can go for an on-grid or hybrid solar system.
1. Off Grid Solar System – An off-grid solar system is a self-contained photovoltaic (PV) energy generation and storage system designed to operate independently of the centralized electrical grid. It typically consists of solar panels, charge controllers, batteries, inverters, and may include backup generators. This system generates, stores, and delivers electricity locally, enabling autonomy from the grid.
2. On Grid Solar System – An on-grid solar system, also known as a grid-tied solar system, is a photovoltaic (PV) power generation setup that connects directly to the utility grid. It efficiently converts sunlight into electricity through solar panels and synchronizes this energy with the grid, allowing for seamless energy exchange and potential net metering, enhancing grid stability and reducing reliance on non-renewable energy sources. *(Note – to install the on grid solar system, a permission from the local electricity department is required. As the solar system is directly connected with the power grid.)
3. Hybrid Solar System – A hybrid solar system, in technical terms, integrates photovoltaic (PV) solar panels with an energy storage system and grid connection. This arrangement allows for the simultaneous generation of electricity from solar energy, storage of excess power, and the ability to draw from the grid when needed, optimizing energy production and consumption. *(Note – to install the hybrid solar system, a permission from the local electricity department is required. As the solar system is directly connected with the power grid.)
Factors to consider before installing a solar system at home
Before installing a solar system, several technical factors must be considered. These include site-specific aspects such as solar irradiance, shading, roof orientation, and available space. Electrical considerations entail compatibility with existing infrastructure, voltage requirements, watt capacity and inverter efficiency. Financial analysis, including system cost, potential incentives, and payback period, is vital. Additionally, system sizing, component quality, and maintenance requirements should be carefully assessed to ensure optimal long-term performance and return on investment.
How many kilowatts of solar system should be installed at a home?
Step 1: Calculate your loads
Step 2: Know your power cut duration
Step 3: Choose inverter capacity
Step 4: Choose battery type / capacity
Step 5: Choose solar panel type / technology / wattages
For all types of solar systems – On Grid / Off Grid / Hybrid Solar System
Step 1: Calculate your 12 months electricity bills
Step 2: Check your sanctioned load in electricity bill
Step 3: Check your installation areas
Step 4: Get feasibility report for rooftop solar installation
Step 5: Get Solar Quotation from the solar companies
Step 6: Finalize the solar system capacity
Step 7: Apply for solar loan, if you need.
Step 8: Solar Panel Installation by solar installers
Step 9: Apply for Net Meter
Step 10: Apply for Solar Subsidy
Step 11: Get an approval from the local electricity department seeking permission to install on grid and hybrid solar system *(This step is only applicable for on grid and hybrid solar systems)
In conclusion, solar systems for homes are crucial because they save money on electricity bills, reduce environmental impact, and provide reliable power source for the next 20 to 25 years. They are a smart choice for a sustainable, cost effective, and energy efficient future. To know more about solar systems installation visit Loom Solar’s website at www.loomsolar.com or contact a Loom Solar representative at 8750 77 88 00.