Mr. Vikas owns a dairy farm in Rewari District, Haryana. The area that this farm is located experiences massive power cuts, power is available only for 6 hours every day here. Vikas was paying heavily on the electricity bills as well as on the fuel expenditure of diesel generators.
Vikas wanted to stop using diesel generators and reduce his expenditures on running his farm load but he also wanted to be completely independent of the grid supply. Vikas searched online and stumbled upon Su-Kam’s official solar website.
He then put his inquiry and within 24 hours, Mr. Dinesh Yadav, the sales representative in Su-Kam approached him and assisted him with his query. Dinesh then allotted him an authorized distributor near his farm to complete his installation. Our authorized distributor Vipin then called up Mr. Vikas and immediately went for a site inspection.
Rewari district approximately receives 12 hours 30 mins of daylight every day in this month of April, installing a solar system in this area was a perfect solution.
Mr. Vipin has been dealing with solar system installations for a while now and after careful inspection of the farm, he and his team of qualified engineers gave the following suggestions –
- Su-Kam’s Fusion – 3KVA
- Su-Kam’s Solar panels – 250W * 8 panels – (2KW)
- Su-kam’s batteries – 8 (150AH)
How Is A Solar System Better Than A Diesel Generator?
Let us understand the real cost difference between diesel generator and a solar system.
Let us assume Vikas was using an 8KW diesel generator. First, we need to understand how much load will run on this 8KW generator. Vikas is running approximately 2KW load.
So total load = 2000 Watts
A typical diesel generator running at 1/4th Load will consume 0.9Liters of Diesel per hour on an average. See this table for more details –
|Size of generator||1/4th Load||1/2th Load||3/4th Load||Full Load|
|8KW||0.9 Liters/Hour||1.2 Liters/Hour||1.7 Liters/Hour||2.1 Liters/Hour|
Now we need to calculate the number of hours that the generator runs typically in one day. So since power available here only for 6 hours during the day, it is safe to assume that the generator runs for 4 Hours every day.
Therefore, 0.9 Liters * 4 = 3.6 Liters per day.
The cost of diesel in Haryana is Rs. 56.85. So Vikas would be paying Rs. 204 every day on diesel expenses. If we even assume that the farm is fully functional for 25 days a month this would amount to INR 5,100 per month.
Need I say more? Other than the initial cost of investment for installing a solar system that will be recovered in few years, Vikas will be saving about INR 61,200 per year after installing solar.
And this is just the analysis of the cost difference. How else can opting for a DG set instead of a solar battery backup system be harmful?
Harmful Exhaust from Diesel Generators and Its Adverse Effects
In the past couple of months, air pollution in India is at an all-time high. The worst factor in air pollution is soot, generated from diesel generators/vehicles.
NOx (NOx is a generic term for the mono-nitrogen oxides NO and NO2 (nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide)) are produced from the reaction of nitrogen, oxygen. It reacts with moisture in the air to form nitric acid which is inhaled deep into the lungs.
The toxic soot is the number one cause of increasing risk of cancer worldwide. Estimating figures, it is known that a standby diesel generator produces around 11 to 13Kgs of Nitrogen Oxides per Mega Hour of power generated. And this is just one generator we are talking about as compared to zero pollution generated from a solar system.
Units Generated and Load Running From Solar Plant
The 2KW solar panel generates approximately 8 to 10 units per day depending on the weather conditions. The system runs the entire load of the farm that essentially includes 1.5KW of load- majorly lights and fans.
Mr. Vikas is satisfied seeing his farm turn into a solar powered station.
After the installation, we spoke to Vipin and he says, ‘Mr. Vipin wanted to stop using a diesel generator and go green along with having sufficient power throughout the day with independence from grid and generator. The off grid solar system we have installed will be able to provide sufficient backup and be useful to run his load on free solar power.’
It is a pleasure to see people really believing in solar power. We are glad to see another happy solar customer in India. Going solar has never been easier.
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Disclaimer: The data calculated and explained in this article are estimate figures for basic understanding of savings and expenditures. They may vary due to location, weather conditions and electricity price in your state.
For further details, please feel free to contact –
Mr. Vipin Yadav (Su-Kam’s authorized dealer – Green energy solar systems) – 09718788677
Contact the customer on the following –
Mr. Vikas Aggarwal
Village Jatusana Dairy