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What kind of structure is being provided?

Ans: We provide a fully galvanized structure.

Brand: APL Apollo

Section Size: 60X40mm & 40X40mmX 2 mm (14 Gauge) thickness 80-micron HDGI.

How many units are generated per kW?

Ans: Annual average is 3.5 to 4 unit per 1 kW, subject to proper cleaning and sufficient sunlight availability.

How much area is required for a ‘1 kW system’?

Ans: Usually a 6 sqm shadow-free area is required for a ‘1 kW system’.

What is the requirement of tilt angle in a solar rooftop?

Ans: In India for better energy-efficient operation of solar rooftop, the range of tilt angle is from 12 degrees to 21 degrees.

Why is cleaning solar panels important?

Ans: The accumulation of dust, soot, or other particulates causes a drop in the efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) panels, which translates to a decline in the amount of power generated and even accounts for the lost income for their operators.

What is the minimum time gap between two successive cleaning sessions of the solar rooftop?

Ans: Minimum once a week in the early morning or late evening.

What is the life and reliability of a solar PV system?

Ans: For a solar panel, there is a minimum of 80% generation warranty after 25 years, and product warranty is upto 10-12 years, for inverter it is  5/10-year warranty and for the structure, it is a 5-year warranty..

Do solar panels work in monsoon and winter?

Ans: Yes, solar panels do work in monsoon as well as in the winter season, though sometimes their output is lower than during the peak of summer season due to lesser sunlight available. However, the output produces an equal drop in electricity.

Is PV inverter waterproof?

Ans: Inverter is designed to be installed outdoors and is usually weatherproof, but they don’t take excessive heat, as it can degrade the inverter’s performance.

What is a Solar PV system and how does it work?

Ans: PV, short term 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.

Can we use power from solar power plants when grid electricity is cut?

Ans: No, all grid-tied solar energy inverters are required to automatically shut down when the grid goes down and the power goes off, so we are not able to utilize solar energy.

How much time does it take to install a solar PV system?

Ans: Approximately 25 days from the day of registration, 7-9 days for approval from govt 2-3 days for installation, and 10-12 days for the net metering process.

What are the key factors that affect solar power generation?

Ans: Factors that affect solar power generation are as follows:

  • Proper cleaning of solar panel
  • Geographic weather condition of a particular site
  • Module Tilt angle & Azimuth angle
  • Copper loss in energy transmission
  • Efficiency of the inverter

What factors are important to consider when planning to go solar?

Ans: Factors to be considered while planning to go solar

Max capacity that can be fitted on the roof

Roof area and type of roof (RCC or shed mounted)

Cleaning provision

Average unit consumption per month

Future load extension needed or not

How does the solar PV system impact my property value?

Ans: Studies have shown that homes with solar energy systems sell for more than homes without them. However, your property value will only increase if you own, rather than lease, your solar panel system. In most parts of the country, going solar will actually increase your property value more than a kitchen renovation.

Will I still receive an electricity bill if I have a solar panel?

Ans: Yes, but only when your energy consumption is higher than energy generation by the solar PV system. For example, if a solar PV system generates 300 units of energy and your usage is of 350 units of energy then you will have to pay for 50 units of surplus energy usage from the utility grid.

What are the financial benefits of solar energy?

Ans: When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. How much you can save depends on the utility rates and solar policies in your area, but going solar is a smart investment regardless of where you live.

How long will my solar power system last?

Ans: In general, solar panels are very durable and capable of withstanding snow, wind, and hail. The various components of your solar power system will need to be replaced at different times, but your system should continue to generate electricity for about 25 to 35 years.

How do I choose a solar power plant installer?

Ans: There are a few criteria that everyone should consider when choosing a solar installer. Confirm that they are certified, licensed, and insured, have relevant experience, and can provide references.

What are the different types of solar panels?

Ans: There are three types of solar panels: monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and thin-film solar panels. Each of these has types of solar cells that are uniquely made and have a different aesthetic appearance.

How will solar PV system energy appear on my electricity bill?

Ans: For example, you use 1,000 kWh at your home in one month, and your community solar share produces 800 kWh. The 800 kWh in credits from your share are applied to your electric bill, and your utility bills you for the remaining 200 kWh. You pay your community solar provider directly for the cost of your share or subscription.