Frequently Asked Questions
It is a power plant comprising solar photo voltaic modules (PV Modules) that convert incident light rays (sun light) into electricity.
A typical roof top solar plant comprises.
Solar Photo Voltaic Modules/ PV Modules / Solar Panels
Solar Inverter (Grid Connected / Hybrid / Off Grid)
Solar Battery (Optional, Not required with Grid Connected Plant)
Mounting Structures / Fixtures / Cables and other accessories
There are number of reputed providers of solar components. Under the government of India’s subsidy programs, it is mandated to use only MNRE approved manufacturers. To promote indigenous manufacturers, MNRE allows subsidy only on Indian providers. Thus, we use panels from leading Indian providers such as Vikram / PV Power Tech / Waaree etc.
Similarly, there are variety of providers for inverters such as Enertech, Statcon etc, and the batteries are provided by Exide / Luminous / Su-Kam etc
Yes. MNRE empanels only those products meeting its stringent guidelines.
Solar panels come with a warrantee of 25 years. Similarly, Inverters and batteries come with their manufacturer’s warrantee.
The plant, specifically the grid connected plant, requires minimal maintenance. However, the Solar panel require periodic cleaning to avoid accumulation of dust, which should be taken care of by the user. We do periodic maintenance and servicing of the plant. All components are serviced as per the warrantee and agreed terms and conditions.
Yes, the ON Grid plant does not affect your indoor connections in anyway, except for the electricity meter. In case of Grid connected plant, your current meter shall be replaced with a ‘Net Meter’, which account for the generation and consumption. You may want to use a Hybrid Plant if you have special back-up requirements in addition to your current set up. However, we recommend only Grid connected plant for minimum cost and maximum benefits.
Yes. A hybrid or OFF Grid system can fulfil all your back up requirements.
ON Grid Plant does not store any energy locally, but supplies all the generated electricity directly to the Grid (external supply/main line). The Hybrid and Off Grid Plants store energy in batteries.
One KW plant generates 4.6 units a day, and can charge two 150 aH batteries sufficient for 5 hour back up to run 4 Fans (75 W each), 4 Tube lights (40 W each), 5 CFLs (15 W each), and a TV (100 W)
Yes, the ON Grid plant is designed to supply excess generation to the grid. As per the net metering concept, any power generated from the plant gets adjusted from your bill, leading to savings. Under the subsidy program, you can only install a plant with 80% capacity of your sanctioned load.
Yes, you will continue to get a bill, however, it will only be for the excess power that you draw from the grid, realising a savings on the power you have generated through the roof top plant. This is ensured via the Net Meter that is installed for a grid connected system.
For a completely Off Grid system, you will not get any bill. However, this is costly and requires more maintenance because of huge battery requirements.
Periodic cleaning of the panels shall be required so that no dust is accumulated on them.
This is purely based on the load requirements. However, these requirements may just be fulfilled in 1 kW plant. See answer to Q9 also.
This is not the right way to look at the solar plant. Our objective should not be to run ACs purely on the solar energy during peak period. Such a system shall be costly and impractical.
The objective is to generate enough solar energy throughout the year which is supplied to the grid and you accumulate credits every month in your bills. Every settlement period, all accumulated credits shall get compensated against the excess power that you draw from the grid. This is what the government net metering system does..
We shall offer you end to end service. You need not deal with the electricity department for the net metering approval, installation, and associated hassles; neither need you to run for getting subsidy. We take care of all this.
Installation charges are included in the price and maintenance charge for a certain period (typically 3-5 years) are also included. Everything else shall be serviced as per manufacturer warrantee of the components.
Yes you get your money back just in six years and then you enjoy free electricity for rest of the plants life, which is expected to be around 30 years, with 25 years warrantee. Over a lifetime, the effective rate of electricity comes out around just Rs 3 per unit after considering all types of costs (interest cost, AMC, depreciation etc.)
Yes, as per the agreed terms and conditions with the customer.