The year 2018-19, is the best year for solar Industry for the retail market, where many brands like Trina Home, Luminous Solar, Patanjali Solar etc. introduced their product, also it helped to increase solar adoption in residential and commercial buyers.
As we all know that the Indian Government has set the target of 40GW for rooftop solar installation by the year 2022. So far only 2.5 GW Rooftop Installed by March 2018, It shows there is huge scope for solar installations.
After all this, many of residential customer is unsure about the benefits of solar and also doubtful about return on investment.
To resolve this uncertainty, Loom Solar has developed a checklist of concern and questions to consider before switching to solar.
Table of Contents
1. Measure your Rooftop Space
It is important to know the direction, angle of the solar panel when considering whether you should install solar panels. As per Industry standards, south or west facing roof is optimal for solar, although due to lack of space, you can keep solar panel in west or east facing roofs.
Usually, a roof with a pitch of 30 degrees and no obstructions like water tank is also ideal. Another very important factor is your roof in shadow. Is your roof getting covered with tree or shadow of near buildings?
One more important things to answer is whether your roof is big enough and also made of good quality to handle the heavy weight of solar panel and mounting structure.
2. How is the weather in your area?
We have heard multiple times that your solar panel produces more electricity during summer when the sun’s temperature is very warm, sunny climate like in Chennai, Jaipur etc, in reality, it is not true.
There are many countries around the world like Germany where summer days are less however it leads in solar installations. A good thing is solar panel output actually improves in colder temperatures.
The reason is simple, the energy production efficiency of solar panels declines as temperatures climb between 87 and 91 degrees. This means that PV solar panel production works most efficiently in the winter season.
3. Understand the rules and regulations
As we know on-grid solar is fully governed by central government (Ministry of new and renewable energy – MNRE) and state government. For Installations of Solar Panel, Getting Solar subsidy from the government and net metering from the electricity department is a challenging task as rules and regulations differ in each state of India.
For Net metering, In some states, you buy net metering from regular shops whereas, in Delhi, Discoms provide net metering and the solar panel is fully installed in the guidance of the government.
So Permit for solar installations is mandatory, as an example, if you are living in a rented house and wants to install solar, you would need to apply solar in the name of your landlord only.
Similarly, if you want to install solar in your residential home and if any commercial activity found in your home, you won’t be able to get permission for solar panel installations.
Other than this (in another example), if you have been allocated 5kw electricity generation, you can’t install 10Kw solar system even if you have a bigger space.
Therefore, Loom Solar Plays a pivotable role here and you get free from all worries like a solar subsidy, applying net metering or solar installations. It is all taking care by loom solar team.
4. Get to know your local electricity rates
Biggest benefits of solar are not to make an even single Rs payment for electricity bills, besides, sell to the grid for excess power generations. You save your entire monthly bills using solar and also you run all appliances of your home like TV, refrigerator, Air conditions and geyser etc.
Therefore, installing a solar panel is a good decision, it doesn’t matter where you live either in hill stations or in metro cities. Just need to calculate saving that we will get after installing solar with the help of local electricity rates.
5. Explore Incentives
Solar is an alternate source of energy which is green, clean and sustainable and has evolved in recent years compares to an existing source of energy which pollutes the environment.
So, to promote this solar across all section of society in residential, commercial, Industrial and government building like railway stations, metro stations etc. the Central government has set a target of 40 GW solar installations by the year 2022.
In this regard, MNRE (Ministry of new and renewable energy) offers 30% subsidy on solar installations in Residential and 90% subsidy on water pump installations for farmers.
Usually, it gets transferred in 90 days of solar installations once it is validated by government authorities. Besides, many states provide an incentive for reducing carbon footprints.
Loom Solar makes all easy for you
At Loom Solar, We are making solar simple for everyone, we answer all your in advance once you make a decision to go for solar. We do everything for you from scheduling, designing, permitting and installing solar.
If you and your neighbour think that solar is good for you, and you also want to save your electricity bills, visit our website loomsolar(dot)com for more information or to contact us.
In conclusion, we must say the use of solar energy will expand worldwide in near future. Now this is the right time to go Solar and India Government also give us subsidy on solar to promote, Loom Solar is India’s premium solar brand store headquartered in Delhi NCR.
It sells solar systems such as solar panels, solar inverters, solar batteries for top brands with Installations, government approvals and promised delivery within 3 days across India. It is ISO 9001-2015 certified and also recognized as Startup by Government of India.