Mr. Amit is a chartered accountant and lives in Nanded district in Maharashtra with his wife and kids. The house is a two floored home, in which Mr. Amit has opened a coaching center in the ground floor where he teaches students preparing to be chartered accountants. On the first floor, Amit lives with his family.
The area where this home is located has sufficient power supply but the per unit rate of electricity is quite high. Amit has 2 air conditioners and about 5 personal computers in his coaching center. The house uses 400 units of electricity per month. Amit paid a monthly electricity bill of INR 10,000 every month to run his load.
He then approached Mr. Vishwajeet, Su-Kam’s authorized distributor to help him install a solar system in his house. Vishwajeet suggested he must go in for a grid-tie inverter.
A grid-tie inverter would not only reduce his monthly electricity bills 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. Therefore, investing in solar power in this area would definitely bring perfect results.
After a detailed site inspection, Vishawajeet suggested for the following system to be installed in Amit’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 center 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 750 units of electricity per month. So let’s take for example that this home uses 600 units out of 750 units from solar power to run the load and exports the rest of 150 units to the electricity board. He also imports 50 units from the electricity board to run his load.
So now Amit pays zero electricity bill as he has imported 150 units to the grid and used 50 units. So the extra 100 units gets added to his account for the next month.
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. Vishawajeet says, ‘We have installed a 5KVA grid-tie inverter in this center that is running the full load of the center on solar power. It will eliminate their bills down to 80% approximately. Amit and his family are very happy with this installation.’
We wish Mr. Amit and his family all the best with solar and hope others take inspiration from such initiatives.
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Note: The reduction in electricity bill may vary from individual to individual (even when the technical specifications of the system are the same) depending on factors such as weather, electricity consumption pattern etc. Su-Kam cannot guarantee the amount of solar savings that can be made as a result of installing its solar power system.
For further details, please contact –
Mr. Vishwajeet (Su-Kam’s authorized distributor) – 9422171264
Contact customer with the details below –
Mr. Amit – Chartered Accountant
House No. 19