Overview of rooftop solar panels
India is the tropical goldmine of solar power generation since it receives almost 300 days of uninterrupted sunlight.
The electricity for which the DISCOM charges up to Rs. 8/unit, when generated by a solar panel for home, is free. That's because sunlight doesn't cost a penny.
We, at SolarSquare, offer rooftop panel systems ranging from 2 KW to 10 KW and higher for homes and housing societies.
Being the third-largest solar installer in the country with hands-on experience of installing 90 MW worth of solar panels on roof already, we believe that every residential rooftop - whether an RCC roof or a metal sheet roof - has the scope to go Solar.
Even if you consume 500 units of electricity/month, with a 4 KW solar plant for home installed on your residential rooftop, you can easily save up to Rs. 44,000 every year on your electricity bills (assuming that the electricity tariff in your state is Rs. 8/unit).
Solar installation requirements
#1. A mandatory rooftop inspection by experts
Did you know that if your rooftop is covered with shadows from surrounding trees or towers between 9 AM to 4 PM, your solar system for home won't be able to generate as much electricity from solar power as it should because the solar panels will be shaded?
Our expert solar consultants can figure out which spot on the roof will receive the maximum sunlight, what should the ideal height of the mounting structures be to avoid shadows, and which type of solar panel for home would be the best for you according to the type of roof you have.
Solar experts also confirm that your roof is strong enough and wide enough to support the chemical anchoring of the heavy solar mounting structures.
Whether it's the maintenance of the solar system or effective guidance in ensuring that you get the best returns on your investment, we’ll walk with you every step of the way.
#2. Determining the right tilt angle for the solar panel for home
Ideally, India receives the maximum Sunlight in the Southwards direction. Since it’s not a standardized construction parameter, all residential rooftop buildings do not face South by default.
Hence, the mounting angle has to be such that the solar panel for home on your rooftop receives maximum sunlight. The ideal tilt angle for a rooftop panel in South India is 10 degrees. In North India, the tilt angle for solar panels should be more than 20 degrees.
Working of a solar plant for home
A solar system has a careful arrangement of many solar panels connected in series. As soon as the sunlight finds the PV cells in the solar module (rooftop panel), it gets converted into DC power.
A solar inverter is then used to convert the DC power into alternating current (AC) to supply electricity to run home appliances and meet other energy requirements.
The solar-supplied electricity is fed into a bidirectional meter because:
- The solar panel for home on your rooftop could be generating more power than you’re consuming.
- The bidirectional meter will supply excessive power to the DISCOM.
- The net metering system will keep a record of the electricity that was supplied to the DISCOM.
At the end of every month, you’ll actually be paid by DISCOM for the power you supplied them with (that is, if the power generated was more than the power you consumed).
Solar panel for home price in India
Everybody wants to know the details about ‘solar panel for home price’ in the country. We will walk you through the price range. But first things first – why is there a variation in the ‘solar panels for home cost’. Here are some reasons for cost variations that you might encounter:
- Types of solar panels are different.
- Different solar panels have different efficiency rates.
- Different installation companies offer different quality of services.
- Different consumers buy different value-added services.
All these factors combined affect the solar panel for home price in india. Moving on, let’s now walk you through the ‘solar panels for home cost range’.
Every 1 KW solar system can cost between Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 70,000. Following simple math, here’s a range of solar panel for home price on a per-kW-basis:
- 1 KW = Rs. 70,000 to Rs. 1,10,000
- 2 KW = Rs. 1,40,000 to Rs. 1,80,000
- 3 KW = Rs. 1,80,000 to Rs. 2,40,000
- 4 KW = Rs. 2,40,000 to Rs. 3,20,000
- 5 KW = Rs. 3,00,000 to Rs. 4,00,000
- 10 KW = Rs. 6,00,000 to Rs. 8,00,000
Top 10 Benefits of using solar energy for home
As a company that has already aided 7000+ customers to swithc to solar, we can say with absolute surety that solar energy is the future of the face of Earth.
Here are some staggering benefits of installing solar panel for home:
- You don’t have to pay electricity tariffs as high as Rs. 8/unit since solar energy is free.
- You can get credits when the solar panel for home on your residential rooftop produces more power than what's consumed.
- You’ll definitely no longer be responsible for global warming.
- You will be the boss of your electricity requirements since most of the energy needs will be met by solar energy alone.
- With the yearly savings of up to Rs. 44,000 on your electricity bills (if you install a 4 KW system), you’ll be able to recover the upfront installation cost of solar panel for home in less than 5 years.
- You can avail of government subsidies on a solar system for home.
Here’s the subsidy breakdown
- System capacity up to 3 kW: Receive a subsidy of ₹14,588 per kW
- System capacity above 3 kW and up to 10 kW: Receive a subsidy of ₹14,588 per kW for the first 3 kW and ₹7,294 per kW for the remaining capacity
- System capacity above 10 kW: Receive a fixed subsidy of ₹94,822
For Housing Societies
- Plant capacity up to 10 kW: Receive a fixed subsidy of ₹94,822
- Plant capacity above 10 kW: Receive a subsidy of ₹7,294 per kW for common facilities up to 500 kWp, with a limit of 10 kWp per house
Please note: No subsidy is offered for commercial and utility-scale solar system installations.