Complete Home Solar Panel Systems
India, with many of its cities facing rampant pollution, is looking towards sustainable technologies to meet its energy needs. With grid power increasingly becoming unreliable, and power bills shooting up, householders are turning enthusiastic about solar energy. Its popularity is growing rapidly due to its falling costs and improving efficiencies.
Every residential and apartment building have idle rooftop space, which could be productively utilized to produce solar energy to meet their power needs. The gleaming solar power panels may even add to the aesthetics of your house. Investing in rooftop Residential solar solutions not only leads to great savings but also contributes to the protection of the environment.
What Is A Solar System?
A solar system is a set of equipment that generates electricity by utilizing the solar energy when installed either on your rooftop or in an empty, unused space.
A typical Residential solar system consists of:
- A set of solar panels that absorb sunlight
- An inverter, which converts DC into AC
- A mounting structure that holds the panels in place
- A bank of batteries to store the extra power generated
- A grid box and balance of systems that include LT Panels, ACDB/DCDB, Cables, Connectors, Lightening Arrestor, Earth pits etc.
These solar systems come in various sizes like 1 kW, 3kW, 5kW, 10kW etc.
Off-Grid Solar System
An Off-Grid solar system, which is more popular and comes with a power backup, works independently of the grid. It works both daytime and nighttime. During the day the solar panels not only charge the battery but also run the home appliances.
At night, when the sunshine is not available, inverter runs your home appliances using the battery power. This system can power most of the home appliances such as TV, cooler, AC, pump etc.
Grid-Tied Solar System / On-Grid Solar System:
A solar system that connects with the grid is called On-Grid or Grid-Tied solar system. There are three components in this system.
- Solar Panels
- Installation Kit
By choosing and installing an On-Grid solar system you can not only save your electricity bill but also sell surplus electricity. However, as this system lacks a power back up, it doesn’t work when there is a power cut.
Hybrid Solar System
Hybrid solar systems are a combination of On and Off-grid systems. These systems not only generate electricity but also store it in batteries. When batteries are full, the excess power is fed into the grid. When the grid supply fails, the electricity stored in batteries keeps the home appliances functioning thus ensuring uninterrupted power.
The components of a hybrid solar system:
- solar panels
- hybrid inverter
The Capacity of Solar System:
The capacity of solar system you need depends on the power requirements of your household. For instance, a 1 kW off grid solar system is sufficient to cater to the energy requirements of a 2-4 BHK house.
If you also want to run 1 kW pump in your Residential, you could use a 3-kW solar system. If you are planning to run an AC, then you should use a 5-kW system.
How Twikon Can Help You?
Twikon, being an EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) services company, provides you with end-to-end solar energy services for your home. Our services are highly reliable and cost-effective.
There is a series of steps that you need to go through before you switch over to solar to power your home. Twikon is here to help you through every step.
Step 1: Investigate your home’s energy efficiency
Before you decide to go solar, we will help you by carrying out an energy audit to determine the energy efficiency of your home and explore the opportunities for potential efficiency upgrades.
Step 2: Assess your solar potential and limitations
Assessing the solar potential and limitation of your dwelling unit is one of the most important prerequisites for going solar. Therefore, you need to look into various things such as the size of the system that you require, how much rooftop space is available and how much sunshine your house or apartment building gets.
Step 3: Estimate your solar electricity needs
Assessing the power requirements of your house is another important prerequisite for embarking on solar journey. We will review your electricity bills to determine your annual electricity needs. It so happens that your house many require more power during summer to power your AC. In case you are planning to buy an electric vehicle, your electricity requirements may go up.
All these things have to be taken into consideration before we decide on your power requirements and the size of the solar system that you will be needing.
Step 4: Explore financing opportunities and incentives
In India the most important impediment to the proliferation of solar energy systems is their initial costs, which are considered to be somewhat expensive.
Considering this, the government of India started extending many incentives and subsidies to encourage the rapid deployment of solar systems. Twikon provides you with information on various incentives available and even helps you in deriving benefit from all those incentives.
Step 5: Getting Govt. Permissions
Once you are ready to go solar, we start the registration process with your power distribution company, followed by feasibility & Net Metering approval.
Step 6: Rooftop Solar System Installation
After getting authorization from the power distribution company, we install the Solar PV System on your rooftop. Our systems are amongst the most efficient and cost -effective power producing systems in India. All our systems come with both system generation warranty and system performance warranty.
Step 7: Switching on the System & Handover
After we complete the installation and get the necessary approvals, we commission your solar system. We also provide you with operating manuals, which equip you to run the system on your own.
Step 8: Online Remote Monitoring & Maintenance
We even equip you with systems that enable you to remotely control your solar system and track the power generation from anywhere.
Call Us to Know More!
Please call us to understand more on how to go solar. We will be glad to help you.