We do our best to answer all of the questions interested homeowners and businesses have about solar. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and the answers to them!
We take care of all your general queries and questions here. Our most asked questions are listed below.
Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the sun that is harnessed using photovoltaic and different technologies. We would then be able to utilize the energy from the sun in type of power to illuminate homes, streets, and businesses, and power machines too. Solar energy is a clean and renewable source of energy.
No Greenhouse gas emanations are discharged into the environment when you utilize Solar Panels to generate power. What's more, in light of the fact that the sun gives more energy than we'll ever require, electricity from solar power is a significant energy source in the transition to clean energy production.
Yes, it is. Solar energy is bereft of creating naturally perilous conditions dissimilar to atomic energy or hydro energy on the grounds that solar panel systems have no moving parts, have earthing system alongside a glass sheet as spread, and don't require strange conditions to work. Indeed, it is the most reliable and efficient type of sustainable energy source for family units and businesses alike.
Simply put – the sooner you get solar, the sooner you will make the most of its advantages! On the off chance that you sit tight for some problematic innovation not far off, you will have botched the chance to create your own power now. Solar resembles putting something aside for retirement – the sooner you begin doing it, the better.
PV, short for Photovoltaic, derives its name from the process of converting light (‘photo’) directly into electricity (‘voltaic’). Simply put, a Solar PV system is a power station that generates electricity from sunlight.
The main components of a Solar PV system are:
Solar Panels/Modules: Solar panels consist of a group of small cells made from semiconductor material. When the sun’s light falls on the modules, it excites the electrons, thereby creating direct current (DC).
Storage Battery: The best use of solar energy is to consume it while it is being generated. If the requirement is to store this power and consume it in the non-sunny hours, then solar energy can be stored in batteries for later consumption.
Solar Inverter: The DC electricity goes into an inverter that converts it into alternating current (AC). We use AC for running our household or office or factory equipment.
There are three major types of solar panels: monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and thin-film.
Solar Rooftop System comprises of solar panels that are mounted up on your rooftop/terrace, dissimilar to traditional Solar Systems which required additional land for arrangement. This decreases expenses and builds usage of space on your rooftop/terrace.
There exist three main types of Solar Rooftop Systems:
On-Grid Rooftop Systems - These systems are connected to the main power grid and sends excess power back to the grid. Hence, they don’t require batteries to store power. This system is recommended for those looking to reduce their monthly bill, situated in places with low frequency of power outages and want to make money from the sun.
Off-Grid Rooftop System - These systems require batteries to store energy for later use as they are not connected to the main grid. They are best suited for areas where grid connectivity is bleak. Consequently, they are costlier than their On-Grid counterpart because of the inclusion of batteries.
Hybrid Systems - They are grid connected and also consist of batteries to store power. Obviously, they are the costliest of the three and are considered a luxury option as they encompass both On-Grid and Off-Grid’s core competencies.
Net Metering is a system that allows individuals or businesses generating their own electricity to deliver the unused energy back to the local power grid and get credited back for the retail price.
When more electricity is produced by the system than being used, it causes the electric meter to spin backwards. At the end of the month, the customer is billed for the difference or the ‘net’ amount of electricity used over a month’s time. This arrangement is called net metering.
As per the guidelines issued by RBI, Renewable energy sector in India now falls under priority sector lending status. This makes availability of finance really easy and at lower interest rates from banks.
Central and state government provides various subsidy for installing solar rooftop system.
Grid-tied solar electricity offers a way to fix your electricity rate for more than 25 years. The maintenance-free panels come with a 25-year production warranty and the expected useful lifespan is up to 50 years (output starts to slow down over time but is still significant). A grid-tied PV system can protect you from electricity price increases for decades. That’s a feeling of energy security that is hard to duplicate.
That varies from home to home and business to business based on energy usage, solar exposure, and the size of the building, alongside a few other factors. To find out exact amount of Solar panels to use you need to contact us.
Exposure towards the south is the ideal orientation for the panel.
It is a myth that solar panels does not generate electricity during cloudy weather. Solar panels can produce 10–25% of their typical output on a cloudy weather.
Only On-Grid Solar Systems don't produce electricity during power cuts from the grid due to their half-reliance on the main power grid. Off-Grid Solar Systems and Hybrid Solar Systems, be that as it may, can generate electricity in any event, during power cuts by virtue of batteries.
For a house to run exclusively on solar, all they really need is a way to store the power when the sun is not shining. That is possible, especially now that the battery for storage of power is available, but those are still very expensive and only store 5-10 hours’ worth of power, depending on your home's energy use.
Make sure to clean your panels ideally in the night as there is no occurrence light that can make the panels begin leading power. You can clean them using a wet cloth on a dry day, or a water hose, to guarantee soil is removed yet the dampness isn't staying on the boards. How regularly you clean the system relies upon the season. You may need to clean more frequently throughout the mid year months when there is more dust noticeable all around and less rain showers to wash the panels clean. In any case, don't endeavor to clean the wiring underneath the panels.
The most reliable way is to contact Ultrashine Solar’s customer support to receive fastest on-ground support from our adept engineers.