Over 100+ housing societies have

switched to solar with SolarSquare.

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Over 100+ housing

societies have switched

to solar with SolarSquare.

What do they know that

you don't?

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SolarSquare installed rooftop solar in our society in 2020 and have been doing regular maintenance visits for the last 3 years. We wanted only the best technology and best installer in India for our society’s solar project. We are glad we went ahead with SolarSquare. They genuinely care about doing safe, high-quality installations and ensure the high-performance of your solar system through maintenance.

Our monthly electricity bill has gone down from Rs 80,000+ to almost zero now.

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A Guide To Going Solar For Housing Societies

A Guide To Going Solar For Housing Societies

Learn everything you need to know before installing a rooftop solar system in your society.

  • How much can you save by going solar
  • What's the right solar size for your society
  • What technologies should you choose
  • Common myths about rooftop solar
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We compensate for any power generation shortfall you experience at the current grid rates

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  • We compensate for any power generation shortfall you experience at the current grid rates

  • This isn't just a spoken commitment – your investment is protected by a bank guarantee document

Leakage-proof mounts,
top-notch safety,
and regular professional maintenance… because
we are obsessed with quality

No cutting, drilling, welding on your roof. No manual errors. Our structures are

  • Pre-fabricated in factories using precision manufacturing
  • Modular & ready-to-install on your roof
  • 100% rust-free – it’s a guarantee
  • Protected by a 10 year warranty
  • Cyclone-proof & approved by IIT Bombay to withstand 170kmph wind speed

So you get accurate, fast and beautiful installations.

Don’t worry about water leakage with SolarSquare. Ever.

Our installations are secured to your roof with superior chemical anchoring technique which prevents any chances of water leakage.

Still worried? You get up to ₹1 lakh coverage in case you suffer water-leakage due to our solar installation.

Get 5 years of professional maintenance & panel deep cleaning

Every purchase of a solar system includes a 5-year maintenance package. Because professional upkeep is the only way to ensure top-notch performance of your rooftop solar. This includes

  • Dust-free panels for max power – Monthly professional panel cleaning service for 5 years (60 cleaning cycles)
  • Preventive maintenance – Quarterly preventive health checks of your rooftop solar

Leakage-proof mounts, top-notch safety, and regular professional maintenance… because we are obsessed with quality

No cutting, drilling, welding on your roof. No manual errors. Our structures are

  • Pre-fabricated in factories using precision manufacturing
  • Modular & ready-to-install on your roof
  • 100% rust-free – it’s a guarantee
  • Protected by a 10 year warranty
  • Cyclone-proof & approved by IIT Bombay to withstand 170kmph wind speed

So you get accurate, fast and beautiful installations.

Pre-fabricated
Cyclone Proof

Don’t worry about water leakage with SolarSquare. Ever.

Our installations are secured to your roof with superior chemical anchoring technique which prevents any chances of water leakage.

Still worried? You get up to ₹1 lakh coverage in case you suffer water - leakage due to our solar installation.

Get 5 years of professional maintenance and panel deep cleaning

Every purchase of a solar system includes a 5-year maintenance package. Because professional upkeep is the only way to ensure top-notch performance of your rooftop solar. This includes

  • Dust-free panels for max power – Monthly professional panel cleaning service for 5 years (60 cleaning cycles)
  • Preventive maintenance – Quarterly preventive health checks of your rooftop solar
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Frequently Asked Questions

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A solar rooftop system is a combination of many components that convert sunlight into usable electricity.

The components of a rooftop solar include the following -

  • Solar panels with PV cells
  • Solar inverter
  • Solar panel mounting structures
  • AC and DC cables
  • AC combiner box
  • DC combiner box
  • Earthing cables
  • MC4 connectors

A solar rooftop system works on the concept of conversion of sunlight into electricity. The phenomenon is known as the photovoltaic effect.

When sunlight falls on the PV cells in a solar panel, the sunlight is converted into electricity. The generated power is DC current. An AC combiner box is used to convert that DC power into usable AC power.

The generated AC electricity is fed into a bidirectional meter that supplies power to the house. It also exports excess power to the DISCOM (grid) and imports power from the grid if electricity generated by the rooftop solar system is not enough to cover the daily requirement.

Under the DBT scheme, the subsidy application process has become much easier. Here's a step-by-step breakdown:

  • Visit the National Portal for Rooftop Solar website.
  • Download the Sandes app from the website and install it.
  • Register as a customer on the Sandes app.
  • Once registered, a discom official will visit your home to assess technical feasibility.
  • After receiving the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the official, choose SolarSquare as your solar installation company.
  • Discuss the project details with us and sign an agreement.
  • Upon receiving payment, we will commence the installation process.
  • We will then provide a work completion report and apply for a net meter installation on your behalf.
  • You will receive a commissioning certificate upon completion.
  • Submit your bank account information and upload a copy of a cancelled cheque through the National Portal for Rooftop Solar.
  • Once the fund handling agency receives your details, the subsidy will be credited to your bank account within 30 days.

By following these steps, you can smoothly complete the process and enjoy the benefits of solar energy.

If you are planning to install solar for home or housing societies, the solar panel for home price list we’ve curated will greatly help you. Here's the reference about the range of solar panels for home cost without a subsidy in India:

  • 1 kW rooftop solar system: ₹70,000 to ₹1,10,000
  • 3 kW rooftop solar system: ₹1,80,000 to ₹2,40,000
  • 5 kW rooftop solar system: ₹3,00,000 to ₹4,00,000
  • 2 kW rooftop solar system: ₹1,40,000 to ₹1,80,000
  • 4 kW rooftop solar system: ₹2,40,000 to ₹3,20,000
  • 10 kW rooftop solar system: ₹6,00,000 to ₹8,00,000

If you want to save money from the sun, Solar is the best investment for you. Solar allows you to save on your monthly electric bills plus it also allows you to save the planet by going green. Solar energy is a true form of renewable clean energy which leads to zero pollution (air, noise, land) and emits no greenhouse gases mitigating climate change.

Yes. The electricity produced by a solar power system is no different than the electricity you get from your electricity distribution company. The only difference is the source. Moreover, it is among the safest source of electricity consumption because it is neither hazardous nor does it release any toxic or harmful gases during production.

All you need to qualify for a solar system is - empty space on your roof and access to your rooftop. Just fill the project enquiry form on our website and our team will contact you to discuss your requirement. Once the project is finalised, we will take care of your entire plant design, installation and maintenance.

There are 3 types of Solar systems depending on whether the plant is linked to the power grid or battery systems for storage.

  • On-grid solar systems use common solar inverters and are connected to the public electricity grid. Any excess solar power that you generate is exported to the electricity grid and one usually get paid a feed-in-tariff or credits for the energy you export. The policy for getting credits for energy exported to the credit is termed as “Net-Metering Policy” and is available currently in most states of India.
  • Off-grid solar systems are not connected to the electricity grid and therefore requires battery storage. An off-grid solar system must be designed appropriately so that it will generate enough power throughout the year and have enough battery capacity to meet the home’s requirements, even in the depths of winter when there is less sunlight.
  • Hybrid solar systems combines solar and battery storage in one and are now available in many different forms and configurations. This means being able to store solar energy that is generated during the day and using it at night. When the stored energy is depleted, the grid is there as backup, allowing consumers to have the best of both worlds.

Yes, Solar panels do produce electricity in cloudy or rainy weather albeit with reduced efficiency. This fall in production is considered in the unit generation estimates provided for every project.

No, rooftop solar PV does not function or generate electricity during a blackout due to safety reasons. Since blackouts occur when the electricity grid is damaged. If a solar inverter was still feeding electricity into a damaged grid it would risk the safety of the people repairing the fault in the network. SolarSquare Energy provides the option of using a Li-ion storage battery with Solar power plants for areas which suffer from frequent power failures. This battery unit can store the excess electricity produced during the day and acts as a backup for any electricity requirement during night or in the event of a power failure.

The production level of a solar plant depends on multiple factors like radiation levels, amount of sunlight received, plant design and quality of components. On an average, 1 kW solar plant produces 4 units of electricity per day.

Solar Power plants are used to power all types of heavy machinery in industrial plants as well as household electrical and electronic appliances. Since the electricity produced from the plant is fed in sync with your grid/diesel generator, there are no voltage fluctuations irrespective of the number of appliances you use.

The size of your Solar plant depends on the following factors

  • Your electricity consumption pattern
  • Available shadow free area
  • Solar irradiation in your area

Once you enlist your interest in a solar project, SolarSquare conducts a scientific mapping of the appropriate project size for you.

Net Metering is a system that gives solar energy owners credits for the power that they add to the grid. When solar panels produce excess power, that power is sent to the grid. And this power can be ‘taken back’ when the solar plants are not functioning – example, during the night. When a unit of solar energy that has been ‘net metered’, the bi-directional electricity meter will run backwards. Customers are billed only for the ‘net’ energy use.

The Solar Plant life is 25 years. The main components are solar panels and inverters. Solar panels have a warranty of 25 years and inverter warranty ranges from 5-12 years.

A Solar Rooftop module comprises minimal moving parts and hence has very low maintenance cost. SolarSquare Energy provides first 5-year maintenance free of cost to clients ensuring a hassle free experience for all our customers.

SolarSquare Energy has a UL certification (one of the highest quality and safety standards in the world) and ensures that no damage to the existing structures takes place during the installation or running of the solar plant. We use a multitude of techniques like non-penetrating structures and waterproofing solutions to ensure your roof’s integrity.

It is a good practice to clean the solar panels 1-2 times a month. It is safer to clean the panels early in the morning or at night when no incident sun rays are present and the power plant is not producing any electricity. You can simply use a clean wet cloth, soft nylon brush or sponge to wipe the surface but ensure the panels are clear of any moisture. Don’t use metal brushes or detergents as these may streak the glass of the panel.

Solar power plants can be installed on almost any type of roofs irrespective of their shape or material type. In cases where the construction material is brittle (Asbestos) or the roof integrity is compromised, SolarSquare Energy provides roof replacement solutions as part of the solar rooftop project.

The cost of a solar plant depends on its size, configuration and degree of supporting structures required. We provide you multiple options to choose from, designed specifically to meet your requirements.

Rooftop solar projects are among the most lucrative investments for industrial, commercial and residential projects. The breakeven is achieved in 2-4 years itself, while you enjoy savings for the project life of 25 years.

There are no subsidies available for commercial entities. For residential rooftop solar projects, subsidies are released by state governments intermittently. Whenever subsidy is applicable, SolarSquare Energy provides it upfront to the customer in the project cost itself. At present, the Madhya Pradesh government has released a lucrative solar subsidy for the residential sector. The various slabs of subsidy are -

Segment Solar Project size Subsidy
Individual house 1-3 kW 40%
Individual house 3-10 kW 40% upto 3 kW plus 20% for system above 3KW
Group Housing Societies/Residential Welfare Associations Upto 500 kW 20%

SolarSquare Energy provides the subsidy upfront as a direct discount to the consumers to ensure a hassle free experience.

In a Capex model, the entire investment comes from the power consumer. The consumer hires a solar EPC company who provides turnkey installation of the entire solar power system and hands over assets to consumers. EPC also does annual operation and maintenance (O&M) of plant. In the OPEX model, an investor or project developer (sometimes called Renewable Energy Service Company –RESCO) invests the CAPEX and the consumer pays for the energy consumed. Both consumer and developer sign a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for an agreed tenure & tariff.

SolarSquare Energy provides lucrative EMI options while also facilitating collateral free loan facilities provided by various banking institutions for solar projects.

A solar rooftop system is a combination of many components that convert sunlight into usable electricity.

The components of a rooftop solar include the following -

  • Solar panels with PV cells
  • Solar inverter
  • Solar panel mounting structures
  • AC and DC cables
  • AC combiner box
  • DC combiner box
  • Earthing cables
  • MC4 connectors

A solar rooftop system works on the concept of conversion of sunlight into electricity. The phenomenon is known as the photovoltaic effect.

When sunlight falls on the PV cells in a solar panel, the sunlight is converted into electricity. The generated power is DC current. An AC combiner box is used to convert that DC power into usable AC power.

The generated AC electricity is fed into a bidirectional meter that supplies power to the house. It also exports excess power to the DISCOM (grid) and imports power from the grid if electricity generated by the rooftop solar system is not enough to cover the daily requirement.

Under the DBT scheme, the subsidy application process has become much easier. Here's a step-by-step breakdown:

  • Visit the National Portal for Rooftop Solar website.
  • Download the Sandes app from the website and install it.
  • Register as a customer on the Sandes app.
  • Once registered, a discom official will visit your home to assess technical feasibility.
  • After receiving the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the official, choose SolarSquare as your solar installation company.
  • Discuss the project details with us and sign an agreement.
  • Upon receiving payment, we will commence the installation process.
  • We will then provide a work completion report and apply for a net meter installation on your behalf.
  • You will receive a commissioning certificate upon completion.
  • Submit your bank account information and upload a copy of a cancelled cheque through the National Portal for Rooftop Solar.
  • Once the fund handling agency receives your details, the subsidy will be credited to your bank account within 30 days.

By following these steps, you can smoothly complete the process and enjoy the benefits of solar energy.

If you are planning to install solar for home or housing societies, the solar panel for home price list we’ve curated will greatly help you. Here's the reference about the range of solar panels for home cost without a subsidy in India:

  • 1 kW rooftop solar system: ₹70,000 to ₹1,10,000
  • 3 kW rooftop solar system: ₹1,80,000 to ₹2,40,000
  • 5 kW rooftop solar system: ₹3,00,000 to ₹4,00,000
  • 2 kW rooftop solar system: ₹1,40,000 to ₹1,80,000
  • 4 kW rooftop solar system: ₹2,40,000 to ₹3,20,000
  • 10 kW rooftop solar system: ₹6,00,000 to ₹8,00,000

If you want to save money from the sun, Solar is the best investment for you. Solar allows you to save on your monthly electric bills plus it also allows you to save the planet by going green. Solar energy is a true form of renewable clean energy which leads to zero pollution (air, noise, land) and emits no greenhouse gases mitigating climate change.

Yes. The electricity produced by a solar power system is no different than the electricity you get from your electricity distribution company. The only difference is the source. Moreover, it is among the safest source of electricity consumption because it is neither hazardous nor does it release any toxic or harmful gases during production.

All you need to qualify for a solar system is - empty space on your roof and access to your rooftop. Just fill the project enquiry form on our website and our team will contact you to discuss your requirement. Once the project is finalised, we will take care of your entire plant design, installation and maintenance.

There are 3 types of Solar systems depending on whether the plant is linked to the power grid or battery systems for storage.

  • On-grid solar systems use common solar inverters and are connected to the public electricity grid. Any excess solar power that you generate is exported to the electricity grid and one usually get paid a feed-in-tariff or credits for the energy you export. The policy for getting credits for energy exported to the credit is termed as “Net-Metering Policy” and is available currently in most states of India.
  • Off-grid solar systems are not connected to the electricity grid and therefore requires battery storage. An off-grid solar system must be designed appropriately so that it will generate enough power throughout the year and have enough battery capacity to meet the home’s requirements, even in the depths of winter when there is less sunlight.
  • Hybrid solar systems combines solar and battery storage in one and are now available in many different forms and configurations. This means being able to store solar energy that is generated during the day and using it at night. When the stored energy is depleted, the grid is there as backup, allowing consumers to have the best of both worlds.

Yes, Solar panels do produce electricity in cloudy or rainy weather albeit with reduced efficiency. This fall in production is considered in the unit generation estimates provided for every project.

No, rooftop solar PV does not function or generate electricity during a blackout due to safety reasons. Since blackouts occur when the electricity grid is damaged. If a solar inverter was still feeding electricity into a damaged grid it would risk the safety of the people repairing the fault in the network. SolarSquare Energy provides the option of using a Li-ion storage battery with Solar power plants for areas which suffer from frequent power failures. This battery unit can store the excess electricity produced during the day and acts as a backup for any electricity requirement during night or in the event of a power failure.

The production level of a solar plant depends on multiple factors like radiation levels, amount of sunlight received, plant design and quality of components. On an average, 1 kW solar plant produces 4 units of electricity per day.

Solar Power plants are used to power all types of heavy machinery in industrial plants as well as household electrical and electronic appliances. Since the electricity produced from the plant is fed in sync with your grid/diesel generator, there are no voltage fluctuations irrespective of the number of appliances you use.

The size of your Solar plant depends on the following factors

  • Your electricity consumption pattern
  • Available shadow free area
  • Solar irradiation in your area

Once you enlist your interest in a solar project, SolarSquare conducts a scientific mapping of the appropriate project size for you.

Net Metering is a system that gives solar energy owners credits for the power that they add to the grid. When solar panels produce excess power, that power is sent to the grid. And this power can be ‘taken back’ when the solar plants are not functioning – example, during the night. When a unit of solar energy that has been ‘net metered’, the bi-directional electricity meter will run backwards. Customers are billed only for the ‘net’ energy use.

The Solar Plant life is 25 years. The main components are solar panels and inverters. Solar panels have a warranty of 25 years and inverter warranty ranges from 5-12 years.

A Solar Rooftop module comprises minimal moving parts and hence has very low maintenance cost. SolarSquare Energy provides first 5-year maintenance free of cost to clients ensuring a hassle free experience for all our customers.

SolarSquare Energy has a UL certification (one of the highest quality and safety standards in the world) and ensures that no damage to the existing structures takes place during the installation or running of the solar plant. We use a multitude of techniques like non-penetrating structures and waterproofing solutions to ensure your roof’s integrity.

It is a good practice to clean the solar panels 1-2 times a month. It is safer to clean the panels early in the morning or at night when no incident sun rays are present and the power plant is not producing any electricity. You can simply use a clean wet cloth, soft nylon brush or sponge to wipe the surface but ensure the panels are clear of any moisture. Don’t use metal brushes or detergents as these may streak the glass of the panel.

Solar power plants can be installed on almost any type of roofs irrespective of their shape or material type. In cases where the construction material is brittle (Asbestos) or the roof integrity is compromised, SolarSquare Energy provides roof replacement solutions as part of the solar rooftop project.

The cost of a solar plant depends on its size, configuration and degree of supporting structures required. We provide you multiple options to choose from, designed specifically to meet your requirements.

Rooftop solar projects are among the most lucrative investments for industrial, commercial and residential projects. The breakeven is achieved in 2-4 years itself, while you enjoy savings for the project life of 25 years.

There are no subsidies available for commercial entities. For residential rooftop solar projects, subsidies are released by state governments intermittently. Whenever subsidy is applicable, SolarSquare Energy provides it upfront to the customer in the project cost itself. At present, the Madhya Pradesh government has released a lucrative solar subsidy for the residential sector. The various slabs of subsidy are -

Segment Solar Project size Subsidy
Individual house 1-3 kW 40%
Individual house 3-10 kW 40% upto 3 kW plus 20% for system above 3KW
Group Housing Societies/Residential Welfare Associations Upto 500 kW 20%

SolarSquare Energy provides the subsidy upfront as a direct discount to the consumers to ensure a hassle free experience.

In a Capex model, the entire investment comes from the power consumer. The consumer hires a solar EPC company who provides turnkey installation of the entire solar power system and hands over assets to consumers. EPC also does annual operation and maintenance (O&M) of plant. In the OPEX model, an investor or project developer (sometimes called Renewable Energy Service Company –RESCO) invests the CAPEX and the consumer pays for the energy consumed. Both consumer and developer sign a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for an agreed tenure & tariff.

SolarSquare Energy provides lucrative EMI options while also facilitating collateral free loan facilities provided by various banking institutions for solar projects.

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Housing Society Rooftop Solar Systems in India

Out of all the monthly expenses that a housing society has to pay for the common area activities, electricity bills are the biggest expenditure.

It's the moral obligation of the solar power housing association to make residents aware of the fact that using solar power for housing societies can reduce the common area electricity cost substantially.

The rooftop area of a housing society is owned by its RWA (Residents Welfare Association). The Corpus (the maintenance charges that the residents pay every month) collected every month amounts to crores of rupees in a span of 10 years or so.

When the solar power housing committee (RWA) invests that Corpus in installing a solar power system for housing society, they're practically investing in free electricity generation to power up common area amenities like water pumps, lifts, lights in parking and on every floor, and so much more!

We, at SolarSquare, understand that the RWA requires headache-free solar installation; hence, we offer a 5-year AMC (Annual Maintenance Contract). It means, we ensure the regular cleaning and maintenance of the solar panel for housing society for the coming five years.

Once you're our client, whether or not your rooftop solar power system for housing society is generating electricity is our headache, not yours!

How solar power works?

A solar power system for housing society works the same way it does for an individual house. The only difference is that the power being generated here is huge.

  • When light falls on the solar panel for housing society, the PV cells convert that light into DC power.
  • That DC power is converted into AC power with the help of a solar inverter.
  • AC power is fed into a bi-directional meter set up to handle the common area power needs of the housing society.

The bi-directional meter keeps a record of the number of units imported from the grid and the number of excess units exported to the grid.

If there’s been additional power from the DISCOM that has been used above the solar power that’s generated, you will have to pay for that imported electricity.

If the power generated by the solar system for housing society has been more than the power consumed, and you supplied electricity to the grid, DISCOM will pay you for the power you provided.

Benefits of using solar power for your housing society

Solar energy for housing society is free. What you’ll invest as the upfront cost will be recovered within 3 to 5 years, and you’ll continue to get free electricity for almost 25 years.

The benefits that the society draws from installing a solar power housing system are:

  • A dramatic reduction in the common area utilities electricity bill.
  • The reduction of the carbon footprint.
  • Better rooftop maintenance.
  • A cooler rooftop due to the installation of the solar power system for housing society. Needless to say, if the roof is cooler, so is the rest of the building.

The savings on the common area electricity bill can be used for other activities like amping up the security, installing a children's play area, rainwater harvesting, and much more.

The benefits that the residents draw from the installation of a rooftop solar system are:

  • The monthly CAM (common area maintenance charges) they pay for common area electricity reduces.
  • They get to enjoy the pride of dwelling in a society that has adopted a sustainable way of living.
  • The sale value of a property with rooftop solar is higher than normal property rates in the same locality. So, homeowners get to sell or rent their property at higher prices.

Why choose SolarSquare for installing solar power housing systems?

When the solar power housing committee decides to use solar energy for housing society, it's not their individual decision. Since Corpus is actually the money of the residents, the management committee must have the approval of the residents.

The route to getting the approval of the residents to allow the installation of solar power housing systems can be awfully long. There's an Annual General Meeting (AGM) where the RWA has to get the much-needed approval.

Since it can be quite a task to bring all the residents on the same page, we help the solar power housing association to prepare for the AGM.

At SolarSquare, we take pride in the fact that we take a consultative approach. We help the management committee educate the residents about the monetary benefits of installing solar power housing systems.

Choosing SolarSquare means:

  • Getting a 5-year AMC contract.
  • Having the guidance of engineers with expertise in designing solar systems for high-rise buildings where the wind speed is very high.
  • Receiving the best suggestions on the types of solar modules and technology that'll be most beneficial for your society.