Want to Set Up Solar Power Plant; But On-Grid or Off-Grid?

Many customers eligible for “net metering”, complain that despite requesting EB months ago for “net meters” to setup On-grid solar power plant, they have neither received the meters from EB, nor allowed to purchase from the market.

Why? Simple. It is EB that loses revenue, when a user sets up solar power plant.

Some commercial users and private educational institutions have gone ahead with on-grid power plants without “net meters”. But what is the use of on-grid power plant, if you cannot adjust the “units exported to Grid” against the “units consumed”.

In such a scenario, the better option is to go for Grid-Independent, Off-Grid Solar Power Plant (especially if your requirement is only upto 100 KW, i.e., your usage is around 12,000-15,000 units per month).

On-Grid
Off-Grid
EB
Approval required from EB.
Not applicable.
EB to replace meters with “net meters”.
Not applicable.
Power cuts
Require sun-light & EB power supply to operate.
Need only sunlight to operate.
Power plant generates energy from Sun-up to Sun-down, everyday.
Output from batteries, at nights.
Battery Storage
Batteries not allowed under “Net Metering” scheme.
Can choose as much battery as you need.
How much consumption from Grid, you can save?
Permitted to give back to Grid, upto 90% of annual consumption.
Can achieve similar reduction in consumption from Grid.

Call us for a presentation / site assessment.

With subsidies becoming increasingly scarce, what is the incentive for going Solar?

If we think we are doing favour to the Govt. by going Solar, let us think again.

We are just doing a favour to ourselves.

If we are paying more than Rs. 6/- per unit, we can do a simple math to see the savings for ourselves. We get back our investment in about 5 years. And for the next 20-30 years, we get free current.

How come we are ready to spend without limit for all other things in life, but need subsidies to go for Solar?

By the way,

Do we get subsidies for buying 2-wheelers / 4-wheelers / cars / smart phones / plots / houses, or for eating out at restaurants, or spending at malls?

Do we get subsidies for buying petrol / diesel?

Do we get subsidies for paying electricity bills?

OR Did we get subsidies for buying UPS?

Call us to know the size of solar power plant you may need, investment & break-even period.

Is going Solar, only to save money?

By going for a Solar power plant, you do a greater good, as it reduces your organization’s carbon foot-print.

In addition, it will be remembered for years, as a shrewd strategic decision because of:

  • significant YoY savings on energy expenses, for atleast 25 years.
  • increased self-reliance and reduced dependence on EB.
  • assurance on energy availability, even during times of natural disasters.
  • positive contribution towards environmental protection and prevention of global warming.
  • inculcation of a sense of belonging & involvement in nation building and social responsibility in the organization.

Are batteries unsafe or old-fashioned?

Absolutely not; even “smart grids” of future, will use large arrays of huge batteries at the grid level, to handle peak load conditions.

How to remember topping up of batteries?

Do we ever forget filling up petrol or diesel in our vehicles?

Right. We wont forget a thing, if we understand the need and seriousness of what we do.

How much battery is sufficient?

Required battery capacity is computed based on

  • day-time load
  • energy available to batteries = energy generated – day-time load
  • quantum & duration of backup needed during power-cuts.

Which is better: Lead-Acid OR GEL batteries?

  • Solar batteries can supply to double the load, as supplied by UPS batteries of same rating.
  • Lead-Acid batteries have longer service life, when compared to maintenance-free GEL batteries.
  • Lead-Acid batteries only require refilling of distilled water, as and when required (indicated by the position of “float”).

Call us to clarify your queries.

Why are Industries not eligible for “Net Metering”?

As of now, there is no subsidy to household users above 500 units, who pay Rs. 6.60/= per unit from 501st unit.

This means the base price per unit is Rs.6.60/=, while Govt. charges only Rs. 6.35/= from the Industries; (i.e., with a subsidy of Rs. 0.25/= per unit).

It is probably because of this subsidy they get, they are not made eligible for “net metering”, while commercial users paying Rs. 8.05/= per unit, are made eligible.

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