This story has been narrated by Mr. Raju Su-Kam’s authorized distributor in Maharashtra who helped this man reduce a monthly electricity bill of INR 5000 down by 90% by installing a grid tied inverter in his home. Here are the details.
Why an On-Grid System Over an Off-Grid Solar System?
Mr. Akshay Pawar lives in Nanded district in Maharashtra. The area where this home is located has sufficient power supply but the per unit rate of electricity is high. Akshay lives with his family in a 2 floored home that has 3 Air conditioners, 2 fridges, 2 TV’s, 1HP motor and lighting load. Akshay paid a monthly electricity bill of INR 5000 every month to run his load.
Mr. Raju Su-Kam’s authorized distributor has been in Akshay’s friend circle and Akshay discussed his problem with Raju. Raju then suggested that he should go in for an On-grid system.
A Grid-tie inverter would not only reduce his monthly electricity bill by running the home load on solar but would also help him earn money by selling the excess solar power produced by solar panels back to the grid.
Grid-tie solar inverter, also known as the on-grid solar inverter, works in connection with the main grid. It offers the advantage of running load directly through solar and selling excess solar power back to the electricity company by feeding the grid. A grid-tie inverter can only be installed in areas where mains supply is sufficiently available.
Nanded city is located in the Maharashtra state of India receives approximately 11 hours of daylight every day in this month of February. And investing in solar power in this area would definitely bring perfect results.
Raju then suggested for the following system to be installed in Akshay’s home –
Units Generated and Load Running
The system is expected to generate approximately 25 units of electricity on a daily basis depending on weather conditions. The installation was a success. The system is now running on solar and provides electricity in this home at all times.
How Does Net Metering Work?
The concept of selling back solar energy to the electricity board is called ‘Net metering’. Let us understand this with an example.
In this case, the solar panels will generate approximately 700 units of electricity per month. So let’s take for example that this home uses 500 units out of 700 units from solar power to run the load and exports the rest of 200 units to the electricity board. He also imports 500 units from the electricity board to run his load.
So instead of paying for 1200 units, Akshay will just pay for 300 units imported from the electricity board. Since out of the 500 units imported the 200 units exported will get reduced.
This is the net metering concept.
The net metering and subsidy given by the government make solar power a very cost effective and affordable solution for one and all.
Mr. Raju says, ‘we have installed a 5KVA Grid tie inverter in this home that is running more than 50% of their home load. Akshay and his family are very happy with this installation.’
We wish Mr. Akshay and his family all the best with solar and hope others take inspiration from such initiatives.
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For further details please contact-
Mr. Raju (Su-Kam’s authorized distributor) – 9604064491
Contact customer with the details below-
Mr. Akshay Pawar