Solar energy in the current age and world is considered an important source of energy. From various industries to domestic settings of all types, whenever there is a discussion for implementing sustainable energy, Solar Panels are always considered. Given below are a few things you should know when you are considering installing Solar Panels for your Home:
What are the different types of Solar Panels available for home or commercial property?
There are mainly two types of Solar Panels available for Home or commercial property – Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline Solar Panels. Monocrystalline Solar Panels are the types that are made from pure silicon. They appear black in color and are slightly more expensive than the Polycrystalline types. As they use pure silicon, they are the most efficient among the two.
Polycrystalline Solar Panels on the other hand are made from fragments of silicon crystals that are melted together. Due to which they are a little less efficient than Monocrystalline Solar Panels. They appear blue in color and are cheaper when compared to the Monocrystalline types.
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How much space would I need to install Solar Panels for Home?
The best part about Solar Panels is that they do not occupy much space. They can be installed almost anywhere, provided there is enough incident sunlight. A typical 72 Cell Solar Panel measures approximately about 3.5ft x 7ft. Depending upon the power requirement for your home, you can connect these Solar Panels in series or parallel or a combination array arrangement.
What are the subsidiaries offered by the government to install Solar Panels for Homes?
The Government of India and may states have come up with several schemes for promotion of rooftop for residential homes such as the surya gujarat residential program, and almost all states have a seperate program running with subsidy being given to residential sector. with has launched the Ujjwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana, which aims to provide financial aid to Electricity Distribution companies. Customers can install Solar Panels for their homes by registering with the respective state DISCOMs. You can find more information regarding the DISCOMs by clicking here. Customers can get up to 40% subsidy by opting for these schemes.
Can Solar Panels power my entire House?
The simple answer to this question is yes! As there is no limitation to the number of Solar Panels you can install for your house, you can easily power your entire house except for the roofspace & limitations set by your local Discom. In general, in India the state discoms allows a residential or a commercial customer to install solar panels upto 90-100% of their connected load. Every household requires a unique amount of energy. Hence, you will have to calculate the total consumption of power of your house, then choose the right type of Solar Panels for your requirements.
But, this could also be a little tricky, as installing enough Solar Panels to meet that requirement would be challenging if you have limited space. Also, if there isn’t enough incident sunlight, there might be a few problems with powering your house on Solar Panels for longer periods of time.
What capacity of Solar Panels should I opt for?
Typically, a 2BHK House with all the necessary appliances consumes around 200 to 250 units of electricity monthly. That means a 1.5kW to 2kW Solar Panels should be sufficient to produce equivalent electricity via Solar Power (provided the location of the house has suitable weather conditions). However we recommend that you always go for the a high size of solar installation to really maximize your savings and considering your future use .For eg. If the number of household members increases, most installers do not consider such aspects when they design the system. So it is always best to choose the right installer who can provide the right advice..
Similarly, for larger households with greater electricity consumption, a higher capacity of Solar Panels would be required. To get more information on estimating the power consumption for your household and choosing the right capacity of Solar Panels for your requirements, feel free to contact us.
What are the maintenances?
The only major maintenance when it comes to Solar Panels is clearing out the debris buildup on the Solar Panels due to environmental conditions. This is pretty straight forward, and rainwater often does the job for you.
Other maintenances may include the care and service of the Solar Inverter, and monitoring battery health(if installed) in regular intervals. This isn’t challenging and the service providers will do it for you from time to time.
How much would I be saving annually if I install Solar Panels for my Home?
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has an online calculator, that you can use to estimate the annual savings when you install Solar Panels. You will have to enter the capacity of Solar Panels you would like to install, then choose your state to get a detailed overview of the amount you will be saving annually. You can access the Online Calculator by clicking here.
As mentioned above, here are a few things you should know when you are considering Solar Panels for your Homes. If you require any further assistance, feel free to contact us. We at Heyday Ventures are committed to providing you with quality service and support for everything you need.